Thursday Aug 15, 2019. 16:00
Proline striker Ivan Bogere is delighted after making Ugandan football history last weekend.
The marksman became the first Ugandan player to score a hat-trick in a continental club game as he steered Ugandan side Proline to a 3-0 win over Malawian side Masters Security.
The preliminary round first leg clash of the 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup was played in Lugogo.
“First, I thank the Almighty God for this result. Then our managers and the coach who have always been by our side to ensure we are fit for the game,” Bogere told CAF website.
“The coach played the biggest role behind this victory. He had to intensify the training knowing that we are going for a big stage.
“I believe we already had the win in hand considering what coach took us through during the preparations. He was just after that, and we are thankful we got the success,” he added.
With his mother in the stands during the match, Bogere says his family has kept him focused in wanting to achieve.
“My performance today was all about my mother. My father died before he could have a chance to see me play since he was sick and could not attend my games,” he said.
“But he used to read about me in papers and for this game, I made sure my mother attends which gave me satisfaction. I dedicate this win to her.”
Bogere who managed to score 14 goals for Proline FC last season is expected to play a key role for the side when the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season begins next month.