Ugandan International Philip Wokorach has extended his stay with French side ASBC (Bédarrides Châteauneuf-du-Pape).
The club confirmed the extension on Wednesday via their social media pages. Wokorach joined the club in May 2020 for the 2020/21 season, his first season which saw him make four appearances and score on his first start was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASBC had amassed 18 points from the opening four matches and were just a point behind league leaders CS Viena and AS Macconaise who had played more matches.
His extension means he will stay with Federal 1-the third-tier side till the end of the end of the 2021/22 season.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the extension of our versatile 3/4 and Ugandan International Wokorach,” reads a statement by the club.
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Speaking to the club on his extension, Wokorach said: “I’m very happy to have the opportunity to play for ASBC’s black, green and red colours.”
Reflecting on the season which was cut short by the pandemic, the former Kabras centre said: “We only had the chance to play four matches. The team was playing better and everything was stopped because of the pandemic. This is a very sad situation we experienced but it was for a good reason.”
He termed his first start at ASBC as the best moment while his worst is when the season was cut short due to the pandemic.
“My best memory was my start in the ASBC colours against Ch âteteaureunard. My worst memory is of course when we found out the season is over.” he stated.
His target for the 2021/22 season is to pick from where he left and he dreams of helping the side win the championship.
“My personal goal is to restart the season to the level I stopped the previous season. Win as many games as possible and obviously try to win the championship and commune with our audience and supporters.”
“I wish to have a very good season with ASBC and of course to be healthy. At the international level, I might wish to qualify the Uganda 7 for the Olympic Games and 15 for the World Cup. I thank supporters and partners for always being with us despite the tricky moments.” he concluded.