Star Situma hints at return to competitive football

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 12:31 |
James Situma (right) when he was unveiled as a player for Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Mathare United. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Vincent Voiyoh

Former Kenya international defender James Situma has indicated a big signal of returning to club football just four months after announcing his retirement.

Situma 35, made public his exit from playing active football at Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on August 18, when his friends thrashed friends of Jerry Santo, a testimonial match that could mark the end of his 17-year career.

However, after staying out in the cold for about four months, the Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA)  president is seemingly missing the action and his return is eminent.

Possible comeback

In an exclusive interview with *Milele FM Sports* Situma failed to rule out a possible comeback with Mathare United his possible destination.

“Of course something that you been doing for years ultimately you will miss. It is God-given talent and so I miss being on the pitch for high profile matches. In this life never say never, I don’t want to rule out returning to club games then next day you see me playing. Anything can happen”, he told Milele FM Sports.

Situma led Sofapaka to Kenya Premier League (KPL) title in 2009 and also won another league accolade with Tusker in 2016.

The outspoken right back and utility player also featured for AFC Leopards, Nzoia Sugar, Nairobi City Stars and Albania’s FK Tirana.

His comeback is just a matter of time and could that happen he will be in the same books with the likes of Paul Scholes, Jens Lehman and Barcelona legendary Johan Cruyff who pulled remarkable return to the game despite hanging their boots.

Situma returned to class, just weeks after announcing his retirement from active football. He is in the classroom after enrolling for a Business Administration course at Zetech University. 

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