Meet the man who introduced blind football to Uganda
Kumisa Adongo is an all-round legend among blind football fans. The former captain of Uganda Premier League team Arua Club is often referred to as a hero of football in Africa.
Kumisa Adongo is one of the most popular football personalities in Uganda.
The man who introduced blind football to Uganda is the man who has been dubbed as a hero of football in Africa.
Kumisa Adongo is the man who introduced Blind Football to Uganda and he is doing it with passion. He is a legend in the eyes of football fans in Uganda.
“I was an ordinary person who wanted to play football with my friends. I heard about Blind Football. I was like, man, I need to try this,” he told The East African this week.
Adongo was at the pitch, watching Blind Football when the team’s coach came over to him.
“The coach told me he was going to play me. I was like, yes, I’m going to do it. Why are you doing it only for me, why are you doing it for me? I don’t like the game. I started playing the game with my friends,” he said.
Blind football in Uganda has grown to be a major sport. It has earned a place in the hearts of football fans, especially in the East African country.
This is Adongo’s fourth year in the Uganda Premier League. It is the longest running Blind Football competition – and it has a waiting list now.
If you are a football fan you should know that Adongo is one of the most loved players in the history of Blind Football. He has been called The Legend of Blind Football in Uganda.
“I have been a blind footballer for four years,” he said. “I played football even before I went blind.”
He was playing in his home country when he met his first coach.
“Our country has a lot of football clubs.