Just like the journey of any professional athlete or soccer player, the genesis of the uniqueness of any of their abilities is ordinarily traced from somewhere.
In no special case is Vipers SC’s newest playing staff recruit – Jamil Kalisa. The former Bright Stars midfielder will enjoy his straight third year in mainstream football at the home of the current Uganda Premier League champions.
But the narrative behind his luck and ability to progress this fast on the other side can be best told by him when he began playing futsal competitively in the 2017/2018 Futsal Super League.
The midfielder did not come any short of notice when he led his then team- Dream Futsal club, to the league title the same year when he was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 season.
Albeit now trading in a different direction, he believes he’s ability to perform exceptionally was far much developed during his times playing Futsal.
“I joined futsal and it was a great game. There are lots of things I learnt playing an entire season,
“Being that it’s played on small pitches, it allowed me to experiment different things. It allowed me to improve my knowledge on the ball, my speed, thinking faster on and off the ball because it’s played at high intensity” Kalisa told the website
“I learnt a lot of things in the Futsal league,being an MVP and winning with my club- Dream Futsal, it inspired me to dream of better things..”
“I think those out there who would be interested in playing football should consider Futsal as a starting point. It’s joyful, it has a good crowd of fans and can support technical improvement of any player” He added
The player has signed a 4 year contract with Viper SC after switching from Bright Stars Fc where has played for the past 2 seasons.
However he isn’t the only fruit of the futsal game particularly the Futsal Super League since the official inception of the game in the country in 2015 with a number of players playing football in the mainstream.
The game, through its competitive settings fostered the return of Mike Mutyaba and other players not limited to the likes of Kato Samuel-KCCA from Mengo City Futsal Club, Ssekyembe Sadiq – Express FC from Mengo City Futsal Club, and Ssebagala Enock – Express FC from YEAK Kabowa Futsal Club.
Futsal as a development tool for both the players and mainstream football with no doubt will be a reliable outlet and benchmark for a nation that aspires to be a leading sporting nation in Africa in the long-run as it’s short-term results are here by reaching.