Former Uganda Cranes Captain, Andy Mwesigwa, urged young footballers to seek advice from those who made it in foreign leagues if they are to succeed in their careers.
Andy Mwesigwa is one of the few Ugandan football exports who managed to make it in foreign leagues.
After playing for Sports Club Villa for three years (Till 2005), his breakthrough came in 2006 when he joined Iceland top division side IBV.
From there, he never looked back. He went on to feature in the back-line for Chinese outfit Chongqing Lifan and FC Ordabassy in the Kazakhstan Premier League among other clubs.
From his experience, the fully retired ex-national team skipper says that Ugandan football has a long way to professionalism.
He, however, advises young players, who are lucky to get a deal abroad, to seek advice from people like him who have been there.
Mwesigwa invested the millions he earned from football in education and real estate. He admits he has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and advises all active players to always think about investing.
At his peak, Ande Mwesigwa was a key pillar in Uganda Cranes back-line and retired from football after a largely successful 16-year career.