For three seasons, Dan Sserunkuma was the hottest commodity in the Kenyan Premier League. From the moment he moved from City Stars to Gor Mahia midway through the 2012 season, Sserunkuma became the most feared goal poacher in the league winning a golden boot award, a Most Valuable Player award and two Kenyan Premier League title.
At the close of 2014, after bagging his second league title with Gor Mahia, Sserunkuma shocked the green army when he announced he was not going to sign a new contract with the club. He moved to Simba Sports Club of Tanzania but could not replicate the form he had at Gor Mahia. Within six months the Msimbazi based Tanzania giants had terminated his contract.
The pint sixed Ugandan then moved to Europe and joined Armenian side Ulisses. This time he was the one terminating his contract with the club due to unpaid dues. Frustrated, Sserunkuma returned to Kenya and was snapped by Coast based side Bandari who will be representing Kenya in the CAF Confederation Cup, the first time the Kenya Ports Authority club is carrying the national flag after they won then GOTv Shield last season.
And Sserunkuma says he is settled well at the coast despite it being the first time for him to live there. “Previously I had only come here with Gor Mahia to play. Now I am here to work,” he said. Asked if he is comfortable with the hot weather conditions of the island, Sserunkuma said he will have to adapt but he is doing well. “Of course life here is not like in Nairobi where I was. But I have to adapt to these conditions. I chose to play here and I have no choice,” he told dimbasports.com. Sserunkuma who has been capped nine times with the Uganda Cranes and scored thrice says he is excited to be back in the Kenyan Premier League and hopes to help the portsmen with the league.
“We have a good team here and we are getting great support from the management of the team. I am sure we can go all the way and win the league title,” he said. Asked how he will feel playing against Gor Mahia, Sserunkuma says as a professional, he will be doing his work, but deep down there is always going to be some anxiety. “Gor Mahia was my home for two and half years. The fans loved me and I know they still appreciate what I did for the club and what we did for them winning the league after a very long time. It will be interesting playing against the green side,” he said. But he says the fans will always give him the respect because he never left the club in a bad way.