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Students Spotlights: Brian Osumba, Mid-fielder of the Year

Brian Osumba knows very well that success comes after hard work, and not any other way. Having completed his high school education at Kanga High School and joined Strathmore University, the 23-year-old continued with what he likes best; playing football. For him, football is a calling, a passion he cannot trade for anything else.


The young talented footballer has been playing professional football for six years and has a lot to tell about the game. His first Premier League game was while at Gor-Mahia FC, before moving to Mahakama FC, KCB and currently at Tusker FC.


Playing the attacking midfielder, Brian is privileged to have travelled around Africa; Zanzibar, Uganda and Rwanda for Mapinduzi Cup and under 20 championships among other games. Born third in a humble family of four siblings, he holds dear the encouragement and motivation he draws from them, fighting each day to achieve greater goals. Brian looks up to Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho, an all-time great footballer from Brazil, who won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.


In his calendar of memoirs, 2013 remains the best so far in his young career as he won the ‘Midfielder of The Year Award’ and was also signed up to join the national team, Harambee Stars. “It was a mark of great things yet to come” he says. Currently pursuing CPA sec 3 at Strathmore University, Brian defines the experience as awesome, learning from a great range of professionals and being nurtured in all aspects of life and knowing one is among the best, just feels great.


He aspires to play internationally and like in any other career; he is challenged in balancing his school life and career, his social life and also dealing with attention from the media. He says however, with the right attitude, discipline and self-mastery, one can challenge the challenges and succeed greatly.Brian encourages his team; Tusker FC to work hard so as to achieve this year’s objectives, and also urges the fans to come to watch the matches, this he reckons motivates the team to give their best.  


As a parting shot to upcoming stars, especially in sports, he advises one to work extra hard, learn to be positives in every challenge and put God first in all that one undertakes. In a nutshell, ‘Hard work, discipline and God is all you need to succeed.’


Nick name: Obrah-8

Pastime: Action movies

Favorite meal: Ugali, Kunde & chicken

Favorite team: Chelsea

We wish Brian all the best as he takes every step, up the ladder of success!