Rapper, Paramedic, Striker - The Unique Ugandan Footballer
This film was researched, written, produced and directed by Abubakar Majid. Abu is a member of COPA90’s Creators Network, which comprises all of COPA90’s presenters and contributors. The fate of the African footballer playing in Africa, more often than not, comes with an added load of responsibility. Varees played football in Europe but opted to change the narrative of foreign exported talent by quitting and returning to Kenya to continue with his magic on the pitch. Originally from Uganda, this film showcases the journey from his homeland to Europe and back to Kenya. Abu Majid sits down with the player to find what influenced his return, how settled he is in the Kenyan football system and why he chose East Africa over the more established West African region where football is a religion.