Some great news from Uganda, where professional footballer and captain of Gulu United, Anthony Papira, is joining TackleAfrica as a local Project Officer.
Being paid to play football is the dream for many of us, but pro Anthony can now add professional TackleAfrica coach to his CV. Anthony has been training with us for three years completing his Level 3, and tells us why he is keen to get started as a TackleAfrica Project Officer.
TA: What do you think about your new role?
Anthony: TackleAfrica has helped me a lot in developing my HIV knowledge and life skills. I had been in several other trainings, but none has been close to improving my HIV knowledge and skills so I’m glad this has happened to me through TackleAfrica. It has also improved my football knowledge. I’m happy to have my new role with TackleAfrica and wish to give my best to achieve more.
TA: Have you visited any other countries TackleAfrica works in?
Anthony: I would like to visit Zambia as I’ve never been and I heard a lot about it. I have once been to Kenya but not Tanzania.
TA: Outside of TackleAfrica and football, how do you spend your free time?
Anthony: Currently I’m at university for weekend classes, but during the normal weekdays I always engage in playing football!