David Obua Hopeful After Training With Pretoria University FC

Former Uganda Cranes star David Obua
Former Uganda Cranes star David Obua

Former Cranes winger David Obua is a happy man after South African side Pretoria University FC gave him a chance to try and revive his football career with a two-weeks training programme.

Obua is all praises for Pretoria University FC saying he was received well and that if signed he will not let them down.

The temperamental winger, who returned to Uganda on Good Friday after the training programme under the watchful eyes of Coach Steve Barker, told Uganda Radio Network that he had a great time in Pretoria and is getting back to his best.

Obua last featured for the national team two years ago before quitting due to disciplinary issues. He says Pretoria University have asked him to return for pre-season training in June after which a decision will be made.

Speaking about a possible return to play in South Africa, Obua said it would be great because the League is very competitive and the supporters very passionate. He remembers his days at Kaizer Chiefs where he was for two years before relocating to Scotland with Hearts FC in 2008.

Barker also said late last week in the South African media that they are keen on signing the 35 year old former Ugandan International because he had the experiences and good qualities.

Obua is a free agent after his contract with Scottish side Hearts was not renewed at the end of last season. He however said he is still open to many other offers if they came his way now, but ruled out a return to Europe or a move to the Middle East.

The son of Denis Obua, a former Cranes left-winger who also served as FUFA president before his death three years ago, the young Obua also featured for Express FC in Uganda before going on to play for AS Port Louis 2000 in the USA in his illustrious career.

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