His dream growing up has always been to play for the senior national team, Uganda Cranes, but success didn’t quite come until Bobosi Byaruhanga made his debut coming off the bench in the 3-2 loss to South Africa in an international friendly game played on June 10, 2021.

This did not just come easily, it took time, devotion, focus and hard work among other things to get where the Vipers midfielder is now. Prior to the senior team summon, the Venoms player featured for the U-20 Hippos that went ahead to play in the historic U-20 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Mauritania which they the lost 2-0 to Ghana.

Bobosi Byaruhanga made his senior Cranes debut against South Africa on June 10, 2021 in an international friendly.

His steady rise has not been without any challenges. Byaruhanga’s first season (2019/2020) at Vipers was purely not the best coupled with inconsistencies as he had to balance school and football which surely hampered his performances both mentally and physically.

But that has not been the case this season, the Uganda Cranes youngster has become a hybrid of his 2019/2020 campaign, now averaging the most key passes in the Vipers midfield, whilst also bringing goals into his game. He has already scored 4 goals in the last 6 games and provided 2 assists and subsequently contributing to his call up on the Uganda Cranes.

Byaruhanga going through his paces at St Mary’s Stadium.

While on National duty recently in South Africa, Bobosi met former Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango. Besides his experience, something else makes the latter special in his own story and evolution still motivates and inspires young players like Byaruhanga who intend to follow his path and is constantly sharpening his skills.

” He (Onyango) was stressing to me to be prayerful, hard working, humble and focused if I want a successful football career, ” Bobosi said. “He respects everyone whether young or old, treats us well, and loves people. He is a very humble and special person.”

Speaking to Vipers website, he added: “You learn little things from different people along the way. The advice I received from Onyango was inspirational and I intend to follow it.

Bobosi Byaruhanga peeling away in a recent game against Bright Stars FC where he scored the only goal.

Although its has been a positive season for Byaruhanga, he says he will consider it a success if he helps Vipers win silverware.

Meanwhile the Venoms will return to action this Saturday when they host Onduparaka at the St Mary’s stadium in the StarTimes Uganda premier league.

Byaruhanga At A Glance
Name: Bobosi Byaruhanga
Nationality: Ugandan
Born: December 3, 2001
Age: 20
Position: Midfielder
Current Team: Vipers
Jersey No: 18
Weight: 75kgs
Uganda Premier League
2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21