After more than one and a half years, Ambrose Kirya is smiling again on the training field.

Kirya hasn’t played in a competitive match since the midfield schemer suffered an Anterior Cruciate ligament [ ACL] tear in his left knee in the summer of 2020 while in a preseason training at Kyabazinga stadium.

Ambrose Kirya in an exclusive interview with BUL FC media team

He missed last season and the first round of this campaign, but he has been training with teammates and he has received clearance to kick the ball in a competitive match again after recovering fully and returning to full fitness.

The team is set to benefit from his experience and our fans should not wait anymore to catch a glimpse of a player that never ceases to mesmerize.

We sat him down for a brief about his road to recovery and the attacking midfielder opened up about the unforgiving fate and life after darkness and grief struck him.

Ambrose kirya in training

“It took me a month to believe and accept that I was severely injured,” he said.

At first, I thought it was a minor injury that could heal in just one or two weeks, but then I realized it was severe after the scan.”

I felt so bad but I didn’t have anything to do about it. I just had to go through the healing process so that I come back stronger.”

Most if not all players curse injuries and not being able to play the game, and Kirya is not any different from them as playing football is like a way of life to him. He said it tormented him especially in the first days but he eventually accepted the reality and followed the health experts’ therapy.

“I accepted that I was injured, then I settled down and took my time to heal. My doctors helped me a lot. They always encouraged me to do certain drills that helped me to recover.

He is poised to wear the BUL FC shirt for the first time since his arrival very soon with the aim of repeating the heroics he showed at his previous clubs before the unfortunate occurrence barred him from featuring for the Eastern Giants.

“Everyone should expect the best from me, ranging from beautiful passing to creating and scoring goals. We have trained well as a team, therefore, I am prepared for the season and ready to go.

The riddim master as he is known in most circles, was so thankful to the coaches, teammates and fans of BUL FC. He was equally grateful to the club chairman.

I want to thank the BUL FC family – teammates and coaches for being there for me in what I should call a trying moment. They have been very supportive and patient.”

In a special way, I thank chairman Ronald Barente for believing in my talent. He let me remain on the team despite being injured and he has done a great job to see me better and also get back on the field.”

Ambrose Kirya training with teammates

Now back and fit, the knee injury is now in the rear-view mirror. He is going to re enforce our attacking midfield that is already well stocked with exciting talents.

He is that kind of player who breaks down opponents with ease with his precise line breaking passes, one that can manufacture a goal scoring opportunity out of nothing in addition to allowing teammates the freedom to play according to the laid down plan.

May the second round begin!