By Mathias Kigonya (Mkone)
It was a great game yesterday, to say the least. I couldn’t have been more proud of each and everyone at the club for the far we have come and where we ended, finishing second on the table and qualifying for the CAF Champions League.
We fought to the very end despite all the challenges, including the Covid-19 Pandemic.
To me, it’s a successful season. And in a successful season (not necessarily winning, just successful), the team, players and fans feel good about the season and themselves.
We (the players) use a successful season to improve our skills and we learn more about the game.
I would like to thank our dedicated management and coaching staff who shared so much their time and enthusiasm for the team.
Thank you for keeping our heads up always, and thank you for supporting the team, I sincerely appreciate it more than you know.
To my fellow prayers, I just want to say THANK YOU, to each and every one of you! Each one of you has taught me something valuable about the game, and about life. Each one of you has not only made ME a better player but a better person. Each one of you has created a lasting impression on me.
Each one of you has mattered. Each of you has been important. Each of you have been a special blessing to this team.
You may not all have the same gifts, but you have GIFTS nonetheless – and my hope for each of you is that you remain constantly aware of how amazing you are and will carry your gifts forward to the big world in front.
You are special.
You may not realize right now, but this season you have all grown up so much. Each of you has worked hard, and have fought your own private battles to become not just a better football player, but a better person. You have also created memories for yourself, for each other, and for your families that I sincerely hope will sincerely leave a lasting life long impression.
To our fans:
You are capable and strong. You have made me laugh. You have made me cry. You have made me happy. You have made me frustrated at times. But mostly, you have made me proud. Proud to be a player for a #FoleMalembe, proud to represent you on and off the pitch, proud to be part of the Ndola community.
To all unsung heroes, including the media, thank you a lot.
God Bless All.
The author is a goal keeper of Forest Rangers Football Club (Fole Malembe), a top-flight league team in Zambia. Forest Rangers finished second in the 2019/2020 season. He is also a Ugandan International.