The documentary titled – Salim Jamal Magoola: Believing in God, will be officially released on Monday, April 3, and will be available for streaming via YouTube.
Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Salim Jamal Magoola is to be the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary.
The documentary titled – Salim Jamal Magoola: Believing in God, will officially be released on Monday, April 3, and will be available for streaming via YouTube.
The film promises to be a tell all about the life and career of the Cranes goalkeeper on and off the pitch, focusing on how much his Islamic faith has helped him stay grounded and persevere through the challenges.
The documentary will not only focus on the highs of his playing history but also the lows - like his struggles to get back on his feet after leaving Sudanese side Al Hilal Omdurman.
It will also go into the depth of Jamal's cold relationship with the Uganda Cranes stemming from a player’s revolt at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
As well as fresh interviews with Jamal, other people from across his career will also talk about their experiences and perception of the goalkeeper.
It will also feature personal (never seen before) archive footage, newly shot scenes during training, highlights from games with the Cranes, Al Hilal and Richards Bay and images taken from his childhood album.
The documentary will start from his time as an emerging goalkeeper at Tororo based TOPA Secondary School, to being nominated for goalkeeper of the season in his rookie season, up to making his Uganda Cranes debut in July 2012.
It will pass through Jamal's experience playing at both the 2017 and 2019 AFCON with the Uganda Cranes, and a downward spiral that nearly broke him through the COVID-19 period, up to his move to Richards Bay where he has rediscovered himself.
The documentary has been be made by Kye Films, a production house, and directed by sports journalist and filmmaker Allan Darren Kyeyune.