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Ugandan footballer gets top prize in Ambleside

Isaac Musinguzi with his trophy
Isaac Musinguzi with his trophy

[A] young footballer from Uganda has been named player of the year at Ambleside FC.

Isaac Musinguzi, 20, is a member of the international community at Rydal Hall, living and working at the Christian retreat and conference centre, and has been playing for the Ambleside team for the last few months.

The left midfielder was formerly a player for Nakuule Hotspurs in Kampala, Uganda.

First team manager Mark Routledge said: “Isaac has been a breath of fresh air. He turned up one day on his bike, knowing no-one, with boots not fit for purpose, but the lads made him welcome. He has good qualities as a player, and as a person, he gave everything for Ambleside, which was appreciated. If we lost, he felt the pain and when we won,  he celebrated with the team. We hope he’s around for a long time.”

General manager of Rydal Hall, the Rev Jonathon Green, said: “We are delighted that Isaac that he has been awarded this prize. He is a very valued member of our team here.  We look forward to seeing him playing for an international team one day.”

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