Lugazi FC, also known as ‘The Leaders’, fought hard to their third consecutive home win as they overcame a well organized Booma FC courtesy of a slender 1-0 scoreline on Thursday 15th, December 2022 at Lugazi FC Stadium, Najjembe.
Both sides had good spells in which they could have scored in the first half of the game, but it ended 0-0.
The away side, Booma FC, worked hard to keep out the home side, Lugazi FC, for much of the second half, and an intervention from second half substitute, Gerald Ogweti was needed, as he shot past the Booma’s goalie, putting Lugazi into the lead in the 73rd minute.
“We, as the technical staff, have managed to win this game through preparing well. We took time, watched their videos and knew how they play,” Coach Dani Ssegawa said.
“We had to scratch our heads to plan for the game well, and that is why we have emerged victorious,” Coach Ssegawa added.
Coach Ssegawa said that Lugazi FC benching Gerald Ogweti and Charles Bob Akena was all part of their game plan.
“It was our game plan to start them on the bench because they [recently] had injuries and were not training well,” Coach Ssegawa pointed out.
“We have a plan of beefing up the squad in January because the players we have were not used to travelling long distances, and that is why you see many of them getting injuries,” Coach Ssegawa noted.
Elijah Brian Ssali, the assistant team captain for Lugazi, found it important to note that the team effort and the collective efforts of the supporters, club management, technical staff and players as the key factors that guided them to the victory.
“We always work together, starting from the technical staff, players and the supporters. That is why we have managed to earn this much needed win,” Ssali noted.
“The coaches took us through the corrections of the mistakes we made in the game we played away from home, and thank God, we did it the way they prepared us,” Ssali added.
“When we have supporters behind us, they always give us morale and courage. We promise them that we will always put up a good fight to keep the pride,” Ssali vowed.
William Kyeswa, the Lugazi FC head coach, made four (4) changes from Starting XI in last week’s one-all draw away from home, replacing Muhammad Lubega, Gerald Ogweti, Derrick Mwanje and Charles Bob Akena with Ben Ntege, Shafic Kiryowa, Faizo Matovu and David Kiiza.
Ten (10) minutes into the second half, Coach Kyeswa brought on Gerald Ogweti, Charles Bob Akena and Andrew Isaac Tamale for Shafic Kiryowa, David Kiiza and Tito Titus Lubega.
It took Gerald Ogweti eighteen (18) minutes on the field of play to strike the ball into the opponent’s net and put Lugazi FC into lead, and his lone goal was the only difference between the two sides at fulltime.
The win takes Lugazi FC into eighth (8th) position on the 2022/23 FUFA Big League (FBL) standings with thirteen (13) points from ten (1 games, six points behind the second and third placed teams, that is, Kitara FC and NEC FC respectively.
Gerald Ogweti’s goal also takes him to nine (9) for the season in the ten (10) games he has played this season.
Lugazi FC will next pay a visit to Jinja City to come up against Jinja North United FC on Thursday 22nd, December 2022 at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.
The Northern Gateway SC Vs Lugazi FC Date: Thursday 8th, December 2022. Venue: The Gateway Stadium, Lira.
With the continued hunt for their maiden away win of the 2022/23 FBL season, Lugazi FC head coach, William Kyeswa, has made only three changes while naming his starting lineup against The Northern Gateway SC.
Rashid Ssemwogerere, Faizo Matovu and Florence Watmon have come in to replace Isaac Andrew Tamale, Tito Titus Lubega and Farouk Nswemu Mubiru, with the latter having been given matching orders, in the three changes that have been made to the starting XI.
Lugazi FC head into the fixture in eighth (8th) position on the log with nine (9) points from the eight (8) matches played so far.
Florence Watmon (GK), Muhammad Lubega Gift, Arafat Agonda Bagala, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Elijah Brian Ssali (C), Derrick Mwanje, Paul Wasswa, Tito Titus Lubega, Moses Ojoaza Buga, Gerald Ogweti, Charles Bob Akena.
Ronald Kidawalime, Ben Ntege, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Tabu Okello and Shafic Kiryowa.
2022/23 FUFA Big League (FBL) Matchday Four Result:
Lugazi FC 0-3 Kitara FC.
Lugazi FC suffered their first FBL home defeat of the 2022/23 season in a heavy 0-3 loss to Kitara Football Club on Friday 4th, November 2022 at the Lugazi FC Stadium located in Najjembe.
A brace from John Wesley Kisakye before halftime and one goal from Moses Sseruyidde ensured that Kitara FC walked away with maximum points from the backyard of ‘The Leaders’ (Lugazi FC).
Lugazi FC, coached by Shariff Kassim, now have their unbeaten FBL home record coming to an end after just one match, and it also means the team have an alarming three (3) losses from their first four (4) games.
Lugazi FC, at home, defeated Ndejje University Football Club on match day two by a 3-1 scoreline, which, so far, is their only win of the season.
The loss means Lugazi FC now drop to second position from the bottom of the log (15th) with just three points from the four games played so far.
The next fixture will see Lugazi FC travel to Luweero to play against Luweero Unuted Football Club on Thursday 10th, November 2022.
2022/23 FUFA Big League (FBL) Revised Matchday Four Fixture:
Lugazi FC Vs Kitara FC Time: 2pm. Date: Friday 4th, November 2022. Venue: Lugazi FC Stadium, Najjembe.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Competitions Committee has announced the new date and kickoff time for the fixture that will see Lugazi FC take on Kitara FC in the 2022/23 FBL so as to create space for the broadcast of the match.
As per the changes, the match will henceforth be played on Friday 4th, November 2022, and the kickoff time is 2pm at the Lugazi FC Stadium located at Dangala Village in Najjembe Sub County.
Previously, the game was scheduled for Thursday 3rd, November 2022 at 4pm.
This will be Lugazi FC’s second game at home for the 2022/23 season following the one played against Ndejje University FC, which ‘The Leaders’ (Lugazi FC) won convincingly by a 3-1 scoreline.
Lugazi FC head into the game positioned in ninth (9th) place on table of sixteen (16) teams with just three (3) points from the three (3) games so far played.
Kitara FC currently sit in second position with seven (7) points from three (3) matches played, two (2) points behind current log leaders, NEC FC
Lugazi FC managed to take all the three (3) points in their first ever home game in the FUFA Big League (FBL) courtesy of a 3-1 win against Ndejje University FC on Thursday 20th, October 2022 at the Lugazi FC Stadium in Najjembe.
The ‘Leaders’, as they are baptised, started the game on the front foot, playing themselves into an early lead in front of their home fans who turned up in big numbers.
Brian Ssali Elijah broke the deadlock with a thunderbolt strike from a direct free kick, with fourteen (14) minutes into the game to send the home fans into jubilation and frenzy.
Ssali’s goal was the only difference between the two teams at halftime.
In the second half, it was a similar story as Sharrif Kassim’s side (Lugazi FC) had to cope with quite a number of ‘dangerous’ moments of play from the away side (Ndejje University).
Five (5) minutes into the second half, Gerald Ogweti was brought down in the penalty area and the centre referee awarded Lugazi FC a penalty which Ogweti himself converted to double the lead.
Tito Titus Lubega was later on substituted and his place was taken by Shafic Kiryowa with one minute to the hour mark.
Ndejje had a chance to pull a goal back and halve the deficit, but Brian James Obedi missed from the penalty spot when his kick went wide in the 61st minute.
In the 70th minute of the game, Lugazi FC’s Muhammad Lubega Gift made way for Arafat Agonda.
Ssali Brian Elijah had an opportunity to register his brace on the day in the 76th minute but his attempt was inches away from goal after Shafic Kiryowa had released him.
A few minutes later, Ndejje University FC were awarded yet another penalty, and this time round, Samuel Nsubuga converted it to make the scoreline 2-1, and tickle a few nerves for the home side.
Coach Kassim then introduced Isaac Andrew Tamale for Ronald Kidawalime in the 84th minute, most probably as a “party spoiler” and hopefully cement the victory.
After just five (5) minutes on the field of play, Tamale was brought down by a Ndejje defender, and Ogweti converted the resultant spot kick to make the victory more than certain.
Victory against Ndejje University FC takes Lugazi FC to fifth (5th) position on the 2022/23 FBL log with three (3) points and a +1 goal difference from the two (2) matches played, with one point separating them from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams.
Lugazi FC will pay a visit to the Western Region of Uganda to play against Mbarara City FC in their next fixture, that is, on Thursday 27th, October 2022 at the Kakyeeka Stadium.
How Lugazi FC Line up.
Starting XI: Farouk Nswemu Mubiru (GK), Ronald Kidawalime, Faizo Matovu, Wasswa Paul, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Farook Banga (C), Ssali Brian Elijah, Gerald Ogweti, Moses Buga Ojoaza, Muhammad Lubega Gift.
Subs: Watmon Florence, Arafat Agonda, Deogratious Ssentongo, Faizo Muledhu, Shafic Kiryowa, Akena Bob Charles, Isaac Andrew Tamale.
Lugazi FC confirmed starting line-up and full team news for FUFA Big League match at home against Ndejje University FC .
Sharrif Kassim makes three (3) changes to his Lugazi FC team as Farook Banga returns to captain the team against Ndejje University FC.
Rashid Ssemwogerere who also didn’t travel to Kavumba against Police FC in the opening match make the starting XI.
Gerald Ogweti who started on bench leads the line up to with Moses Buga Ojoaza on the right and Muhammad Lubega Gift on the left.
Banga, who starts for the first time is named alongside his assistant captain, Brian Ssali Elijah and Tito Titus Lubega in the engine room as the Leaders host their first ever FUFA Big League game.
Ronald Kidawalime, Wasswa Paul, Faizo Matovu are joined by Ssemwogerere to complete the backline as Farouk Nswemu Mubiru is retained in goal.
A strong-looking bench sees Sharrif Kassim able to select the likes of Akena Bob Charles, Deogratious Ssentongo, Shafic Kiryowa, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Watmon Florence and Muledhu Faizo while Arafat Agonda is also named as part of the substitutes.
Thursday 20th October 2022 match is the first of it’s kind for Lugazi FC to host a FUFA Big League game at home, Lugazi FC Stadium found on Dangala Village in Najjembe.
How Lugazi FC Line up.
Starting XI: Farouk Nswemu Mubiru (GK), Ronald Kidawalime, Faizo Matovu, Wasswa Paul, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Farook Banga (C), Ssali Brian Elijah, Gerald Ogweti, Moses Buga Ojoaza, Muhammad Lubega Gift.
Subs: Watmon Florence, Arafat Agonda, Deogratious Ssentongo, Faizo Muledhu, Shafic Kiryowa, Akena Bob Charles, Isaac Andrew Tamale.
Lugazi FC on Sunday 9th October 2022 unveiled new kits and a twenty five (25) man squad a head of the 2022/2023 FUFA big league season.
In a ceremony held at our new home, Lugazi FC Stadium located in Najjembe, as we prepare to begin the journey in a new league, the two jerseys have been unveiled, that is, yellow (home) and Red (away) manufactured by MAFRO.
The unveiled squad has ten (10) players retained from those that helped us gain promotion to the second tier league, and they are joined by fifteen (15) new players.
Last season’s Buganda Regional League top scorer, Gerald Ogweti, Moses Buga, Farook Banga, Brian Ssali, Deogratious Ssentongo, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Titus Lubega, Farouk Nswemu, Ronald Kidawalime and Rashid Ssemwogerere are the players that have been retained.
The new boys at the club are Arafat Agonda (Simba/UWA FC), Faizo Muledhu, Ben Ntege (MYDA FC), Charles Bob Akena (Admin FC), Faizo Matovu (Lamancia), Watmon Florence (Mvara Boys), Frank Kasumba (Kireka United), Wasswa Paul (Lugazi Municipal FC), Shafic Kiryowa (Buikwe Red Stars FC), Lubega Muhammed Gift (URA FC), Kiiza David (Seeta United FC), Mwanje Derrick (Kataka FC), Fadili Malijani (Bul FC), Mwite Jamal (Bweyogerere FC), Okello Tabu (SC Villa Junior Team) and Baraka Bwanaheri (Kazo Excel).
Our coaching staff will be fully unveiled on a later date, with only two members being unveiled on the event. The two are Dan Ssegawa and Sharif Kassim.
As per the fixture schedule released by the competition’s (FBL) committee, we will start our journey away from home at Kavumba Recreation Grounds against Police FC on Thursday 13th, October 2022.
As we make our debut in the StarTimes FUFA Big League for the 2022/23, we, at Lugazi FC, can confirm that two of our players, Moses Buga and Deogratious Ssentongo, have signed contract extensions.
The two players, who were instrumental in guiding the club to Uganda’s second tier football league, have put pen to paper on two year contracts, keeping them with the ‘Leaders’, as we were baptised, until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Both Moses Buga Ojoaza and Deogratious Ssentongo joined Lugazi FC in 2020, crossing from our neighbors, Lugazi Municipal FC.
Deogratious Ssentongo, an extremely exciting midfielder, was part of the team that won the 2018/19 FUFA Juniors League with Bul Football Club.
Buga, on the other hand, started his football career at Lugazi Young FC in 2007, before joining Friends of Soccer Club in 2011.
He later joined TY Lugazi Sports Club in 2013 where he spent five (5) years, before joining Lugazi Municipal FC.
Moses Buga Ojoaza and Deogratious Ssentongo now join Ronald Kiddawalime on the list of players that have committed their near future to the club.
Lugazi FC, in their official release, say they are delighted to announce that Ronald Kiddawalime has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
The versatile defender, who was part of the squad that guided Lugazi FC to the second tier of Uganda’s league football, the FUFA Big League, has committed his near future to the current log leaders by putting pen to paper to seal the deal.
Kiddawalime has been with Lugazi FC for two years already, and is now extending his stay at the club in a stint that has so far seen tremendous performances and yielded remarkable results.
During last season, that is, 2021/22, Kiddawalime scored two goals, with the first coming against Manyangwa FC at home, a match that ended in a 4-0 victory for Lugazi FC.
His (Kiddawalime’s) second goal was against Seeta United FC, when he converted a penalty to give Lugazi FC a crucial 1-0 away win.
Ronald Kiddawalime’s Biography:
Full Names: Ronald Kiddawalime. Date of Birth: 20th June 1994. Place of Birth: Lugazi, Uganda. Position: Full back. Former Clubs: Redstar Academy (2007 – 2011), Sparrows Football Club (2011 – 2014), Bateman Football Club (2015 – 2017), SC Villa Reserve Team (2017 – 2019), Lugazi Municipal FC (2019 – 2021), Lugazi FC (2021 to date)
Buganda and Kampala Province teams were, on Wednesday 27th, July 2022, flagged off by the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, ahead of the 3rd edition of the FUFA Drum tournament.
During the ceremony, where the Katikkiro hosted team officials and players from Buganda and Kampala Province in Mengo, urging them to always do whatever takes Buganda Kingdom and Uganda as a country ahead.
“Buganda Kingdom always appreciates you (Buganda and Kampala) for representing the kingdom well. I urge you not to mix politics in sports because it is the only way we can achieve the best,” said the Katikkiro.
“Use well your God given talents because it is the only way you will achieve the best. Also, put in mind that displine drives it all and your personal behaviors should be exemplary,” the Katikkiro added.
“The flagging of teams, that is Buganda and Kampala provinces, will help us get a warm welcome in the community because people in the central region will have a strong attachment to the teams,” stated Eng. Abdul Kawuulu Mwanje, the chairman of the Buganda province executive committee.
In attendance was Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, the FUFA President Hon Eng. Moses Magogo, Roger Byamukama (Chairman of The FUFA Drum Committee), Samuel Mpiima (FUFA EXCOM), Hon. Patrick Nsanja, Andrew Kaweesa (Chairman Buganda RFA), Edrisi Kasalirwe (Chairman Kampala RFA), the Buganda Province Chairman, Mr Kawuulu Abdul, FUFA Delegates in Hassan Kavuma and Musiime Jackline, Hajji Ssekabira Abdul, and other Buganda Province Committee members.
Buganda province were the winners of the FUFA Drum inaugural edition in 2018, and they will be facing Kigezi province at Kabale stadium in their opening match on 5th Aug 2022, and later on, a return leg slated for 14th August 2022.
Ronald Andabati, Gerald Ogweti, Moses Buga, Farouk Banga, Ronald Kidawalime, Louis Anguti and Rashid Ssemwogerere were included in Alex Isabirye`s Buganda Province Players list.
The list of these Players adds to the club president, Eng. Abdul Kawuulu Mwanje who was appointed the Chairman of the executive committee.
Buganda province will face Kigezi province in a two legged contest of the 3rd edition of the FUFA Drum tournament.
The first leg will be played on Friday 5th, August 2022 at Kabale Municipal Stadium before return leg which will be hosted by the Inaugural winners, Buganda on Sunday 14th, August 2022 on a venue yet to be communicated.
All Players List.
Goalkeepers: Hannington Ssebwalunyo (URA FC), Martin Ssenkooto (SC Villa), Joel Mutakubwa (Express FC), Steven Tabu (Kajjansi United), Nicholas Ssebwato (Mukura Victory), Ismail Yiga (Buddo SS).
Defenders: Garvin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), Najib Gwa Tusaba, Savio Kabugo, Louis Mawa Bhoka (Tooro United), David Oketcho (Kiyinda Boys), Douglas Muganga (Bul FC), Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Wasswa Paul (Lugazi Municipal FC), Rashid Ssemwogerere (Lugazi FC), Loius Anguti (Lugazi FC), Ronald Kidawalime (Lugazi FC), Ashiraf Mbaziira (Kajjansi United), Samuel Okao (Seeta United FC), Gerrald Mayombwe (Free Stars FC), Emmanuel Munobi (Vipers SC).
Lugazi FC is pleased to announce that the club will be conducting Boys selection open trials in the U17 category for 2022/23 FUFA Juniors League.
The selection trials will be held from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th, July 2022 at Lugazi East Primary School playground.
The management has set 5PM as the kick off time for weekly program (Thursday and Friday) while 9AM is the time when Athletes will start trials on Weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
According to the Federation, Athletes born between 2006 and 2008 will be eligible to play in the 2022/23 FUFA Juniors League to match the age category of U17 (14, 15, and 16 Years).
As per the competitions department, Age verification exercise started on 2nd and set to climax on 10th, this month of July before releasing licenses on 15th July. The Kick off of the league will be 31st, July 2022.
Interested participants must come along with Parent/Guardian National Identity Card photo copy, one personal passport photo and present a birth certificate (2006 – 2008).
To ease communication, Lugazi FC has listed the contact persons that is; the team manager on 0756 68 867, Mr. Amagu on 0701 473618, Mr. Davis on 0752 196994 and the club CEO on 0759 514572.
Successful players will be enrolled in Lugazi FC Junior team which will compete in the 2022/23 FUFA Juniors league.
Lugazi FC Chairman, Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje has been appointed as the Buganda Province Executive Committee boss ahead of the 3rd Edition of the FUFA Drum tournament.
“It is a great honor that I was appointed to head the executive committee of Buganda Province ahead of the 3rd edition of FUFA Drum tournament”. Said Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje.
“The FUFA Drum tournament is one which combines people from the same province and this means we have to lay strategy on how we bring together those who are attached to Buganda province.
“The executive committee appointed will perform because it has people who love the beautiful game, Football and knowledgeable, if we work together of course results will come.” He noted.
The committee has Ntenjeru South Member of Parliament, Hon. Patrick Kayongo Nsanja who also double as the secretary for Buganda Parliament caucus as the Vice-chairman.
Buganda Region Football Association Chairman, Andrew Kaweesa is the one entrusted as the treasurer.
Buikwe District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Diana Mutasingwa Kagyenyi as the Government representative while Nakaseke Central Constituency MP, Hon. Allan Mayanja Ssebunya was appointed the incharge Politics.
Buganda Province were the Inuguaral winners of the tournament in 2018 defeating West Nile by 2-1 on aggregate of the two tied matches.
The 2022 FUFA Drum will kick off on 30th, July and Buganda will face Kigezi in the first leg before meeting in the return leg.
Buganda province is composed of the political districts of Buikwe, Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Buvuma, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kasanda, Kayunga, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kyotera, Luweero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Rakai, Sembabule, and Wakiso.
Full Executive Committee
Chairman- Eng. Abdul Kawuulu Mwanje Vice chairman- Hon Patrick Nsanja Secretary- Brian Ssejjemba Treasurer- Andrew Kaweesa Media- Gladys Zawedde Member in charge of culture-Hassan Kiyemba Member in charge of religion- Brother Augustine Mugabo Government representative- Hon Diana Mutasingwa Politics- Allan Mayanja Ssebunya Chief mobiliser- Hajji Abdul Ssekabira
The 2022/23 Football season in Uganda will see clubs in the top flight leagues , the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League, mandatory to have Junior teams to play in the FUFA Junior’s League.
Since Lugazi FC gained promotion to second tier of Uganda Men Football, the FUFA Big League, it will be one of those from Buganda to compete in the league.
“It’s a great opportunity for us as a club to develop football from grassroots and so we wish to inform the general public that we welcome the idea though it is mandatory”. Stated Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje
“While setting up the Junior League, the first beneficiaries will be the young talents from the local community because they have shown love and in turn we will have to first consider them. Added Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje, the club Chairman
The League (FUFA Juniors League) will see Lugazi FC face the likes of Vipers, Kyetume, Ndejje University, Luweero United, St Mary’s Academy, Buddo Soccer Academy and many more from Buganda Region.
This season, 2022/23 will be the first one where Big League clubs will be competing in the Juniors League, a project which was initiated in 2014/15 football season.
A head of the new season, only players born between 2006 – 2008 will be eligible to play in the league.
2015 – Kampala Junior Team 2015/16 – Vipers SC Junior Team 2016/17 – Soana FC Junior Team 2017/18 – Vipers SC Junior Team 2018/19 – Bul FC Junior Team
Lugazi FC have gained promotion to the 2nd tier of Ugandan Football League, the Star Times FUFA Big League after beating Kajjansi United FC 1-0 in the Buganda Regional League final on Thursday 16th, June 2022 at Kavumba Recreational Ground.
The Lugazi based side victory at Kavumba came courtesy of young towering defender, Louis Anguti just seven (7) minutes passed an hour mark when he scored from a well taken free kick.
There were joy in the stands and on the pitch, team Chairman, Abdul Kawuulu Mwanje among the many who celebrated.
A number of People fetching their phone to share the moment when the team went to collect medals and crowned champions of the region.
Augustine Nsumba coached side who are also the champions of Ssezibwa group in the regular season, they collected Fifty one (51) points from the Twenty (20) games played.
As champions of the region (Buganda), Lugazi FC were also awarded with Two million Uganda Shillings (2,000,000/=) from Buganda Region Football Association.
It has been such a glorious journey over the past one year in which we have made many friends through passion, enthusiasm and sacrifice in support of the beautiful game – Soccer.
Lugazi FC management is overly thrilled, and at the same time appreciative of the support from the Lugazi football fraternity. When we started, we hoped to get support but not in the exponential growth with which we have taken over the Municipality.
For that love, Lugazi FC management is grateful, and therefore offers FREE ENTRY to all our dear fans within and beyond the boundaries of Lugazi, in our last league match with Simba FC at Mehta Stadium. We call upon you to come in big numbers and support Lugazi FC on the last league day. In the same breath or in even a bigger call, we implore your support in the Promotional Play-off Match against Kajjansi, thereafter, as we look forward to a triumphant entry into the Big League.
Likewise, on Saturday, we shall be bidding farewell to Mehta Stadium, as our hosting ground, and moving to our home stadium in Najjembe, Mabira – Lugazi FC Stadium.
Lugazi FC qualified to Buganda Regional League promotional play off after their 4-0 victory over Buikwe Red Stars Football Club on Sunday 22nd, May 2022 at Buikwe Stadium.
Gerald Ogweti`s hat trick and a goal from Deogratious Ssentongo were enough to guide Augustine Nsumba’s side to victory hence booking a place in the Region final.
Gerald Ogweti converted two (2) penalties in the 17th and 23rd minutes respectively to send the visitors into lead before the halftime break.
At the restart of the game, Nsumba made changes, introduced exciting-pacey winger Moses “Hitler” Buga, experienced Feni Ali Moses and David Kabuye for Ronald Andabati, Martin Ssemuddu and Isaac Kizza respectively to contain his lead.
In the 65th minute, Deogratious Ssentongo scored from Moses Buga well laid cross from the left flank to make it 3-0 for the visitors before Gerald Ogweti completed his hat-trick nine minutes to final whistle.
A win over Buikwe Red Stars did not only qualify Lugazi to promotional play offs but also guided them (Lugazi FC) to complete a double. With a game to go, Lugazi are at the top of the table with 48 points eight (8) above second placed side, Seeta United Football Club.
Lugazi FC will now face Katonga Group winners, Kajjansi United Football Club in Masaka City at the recreation grounds in June and the overall winner will gain promotion to FUFA Big league.
Lugazi FC XI: Shafik Agele, Ronald Kidawalime, Isaac Kizza, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Louis Anguti, Deogratious Ssentongo, Titus Lubega, Martin Ssemuddu, Ronald Andabati, Gerald Ogweti, Abdul Kalanzi. Substitutes: Farouk Nswemu, Feni Ali Moses, Twaha Kawooya, David Kabuye, Moses Buga, Isaac Tamale, Farouk Banga. Augustine Nsumba – Head Coach Daniel Ssegawa – Assistant Coach
Lugazi FC regained the Buganda Region 3rd Division Three (3) points lead on top spot by routing visiting Free Stars FC at Mehta Stadium Lugazi on Wednesday 11th, May 2022.
The result at Mehta Stadium was a second win in row since Lugazi shared spoils (1-1) with neighbors, Lugazi Municipal FC at home.
League top Scorer, Gerald Ogweti and exciting winger, Moses Buga gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at halftime before Ogwet netted an insurance goal three minutes past an hour mark.
Lugazi FC now lead Ssezibwa group table with 42 points from Seventeen (17) games played three points a head of second placed side, Seeta United FC.
Augustine Nsumba coached side have their nose back in front with three games to go.
Lugazi FC will take on Lugazi Nabugabo United Football Club on Saturday 14th, May at home before visiting Buikwe Red Stars on Sunday 22nd May and Simba FC who will visit Mehta Stadium on the last day, Saturday 28th, May.
Gerald Ogweti brace took him to 14 goals topping the top scoring race.
Sunday 10th April 2022 will be recorded under the books of records for not only Lugazi FC but also former Uganda Cranes star, Augustine Nsumba as Lugazi FC takes on Synergy Football Club in the 2021/22 Buganda Regional League at Mehta Stadium Lugazi.
Early this week, Nsumba and Lugazi FC entered into a short term renewable contract aimed at seeing the two parties have their dreams come true.
Coach Augustine Nsumba who is a qualified CAF C holder will be assisted by Dan Ssegawa who has be on an interim role.
Nsumba finds Lugazi FC in the second position of the Buganda Regional League of Ssezibwa group with 26 points from the 11 games played just Two (2) points behind leaders, Seeta United FC.
In first round game which was played at UEB Grounds Njeru, Lugazi FC got maximum points after winning the game by 2-1 score line.
Target Man, Gerald Ogweti and Abdul Kalanzi scored the two (2) important goals for Lugazi FC while Synergy Football club goal was scored by Samuel Nsalanka.
Before joining Lugazi FC, Nsumba played for SC Villa and URA, Uganda National Football Team (Uganda Cranes) player, coached URA FC Junior Team, Coached URA FC (Ass Coach), Coached Kyaggwe Ssaza Team.
Lugazi FC came from a goal down to complete a double against Butema Soccer Masters in a contest honored at Butema playground on Sunday 3rd April 2022.
Lugazi which got boardroom points in the first round encounter put up a fighting spirit to earn the much needed points at the return of second round of the 2021/22 season.
Peter Wanyama sent hosts, Butema Soccer Masters Football Club in the lead as an early as 15 minutes into the first stanza.
Isaac Kiiza responded for Lugazi FC with a well taken free kick Five (5) minutes later and at the break at was at square.
Lugazi FC target man, Ogweti Gerald had to wait up to the 78th minute to register his name on the score sheet before netting a brace (20) 80’
Dan Ssegawa, the coach Lugazi FC made four changes in hunt for winning goal (s) introducing Deogratious Ssentongo (60), Titus Lubega (71), Marvin Ssemujju (85) and James Ssentongo (85) for David Kabuye, Ronald Andabati, Ronald Kidawalime and Feni Ali Moses respectively.
A win keeps Lugazi FC in the second position on the log with 26 points from 11 matches just Two (2) points behind leaders, Seeta United.
In their next engagement, Lugazi will play hosts to Synergy Football Club on Sunday 10th, April 2022 at Mehta Stadium Lugazi.
Starting XI: Shafik Agele (GK), Ronald Kidawalime, Isaac Kiiza, Louis Anguti, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Farouk Banga, David Kabuye, Feni Ali Moses, Moses Buga, Ronald Andabati, Gerald Ogweti. Substitutes: Deogratious, Isaac Tamale, Marvin Ssemujju, Titus Lubega, James Ssentongo, Twaha Kawooya
The FUFA Appeals Committee has upheld the appeal filed by Lugazi FC which sought to overturn the decision of the Buganda Region FA Tournaments Disciplinary Panel dated 14th March 2022.
Lugazi FC appealed against the decision of the committee which ruled that the club (Lugazi FC) had used ineligible player in the names of Moses Feni Ali in match No.13 played against Lugazi Municipal FC at Mehta Stadium.
As par the FUFA Appeals committee ruling, Lugazi FC gained her point which was lost by forfeiture and the match results now stands.
Meanwhile, Feni Ali Moses has been cleared to play for Lugazi FC in the ongoing Buganda Region 3rd Division League.
Summary terms of the decision the committee has decided to communicate only the following summary terms of the decision:
Upon critical analysis of the grounds of appeal filed by Lugazi Football club it has been ascertained that whereas Feni Ali Moses was contracted by Kyetume FC up to January 2022 he was not registered and licensed for Kyetume FC in the FUFA connect system for the season of 2020/2021 as a result his registration with Lugazi FC in the mid-season could not be stopped by Article 12(3) of the regulations on status and transfer of players which only stops players registered and licensed with clubs in the 1st and 2nd division.
Consequently the appeal filed by Lugazi FC succeeds and as a result the decision of the Buganda Region Tournament disciplinary panel is overturned and the results of Match No:13 between Lugazi FC and Lugazi Municipal FC be maintained therefore the TOC should update the table standing in accordance with this decision.
Note relating to terms of the decision:
The Judicial Bodies have decided to communicate only the terms of the decision.
Any request for the grounds or the entire decision must be sent in writing to the FUFA Secretariat within seven (7) days of receipt of the decision. Such a request does not affect the terms of the decision, which come into force with immediate effect.
Lugazi FC finished in the 2nd position with 23 points from ten (10) games just two (2) points behind leaders, Seeta United FC.
With second round set to kick off this weekend, Lugazi FC will travel to Butema Soccer Masters at Butema Playground.
In the first round at Buikwe Stadium, Lugazi FC and Butema encounter ended in a one all draw
With the Buganda Region Football Association 3rd Division League in a short break, Lugazi FC supporters and well wishers have a reason to smile as three of their players have been named in the Region select side to face Uganda Cranes in the famous National Team tour, Cranes Namutima.
The three players are; Moses Buga, Ronald Andabati and Ronald Kidawalime.
This is of no surprise because the boys put up an outstanding performance in the 2021/22 football season first round finishing in the second position.
Buganda Region select team which is under the guidance of Hussein Mbalangu as the head coach is set to start training on Thursday 17th, March 2022 in Seeta, Mukono
Buganda Region Select team will face off with Uganda Cranes on Sunday 20th, March 2022 at Mityana Ssaza Grounds.
Steven Tabu ( Kajjansi United), Hakim Ssebunza Ssekitoleko ( Seeta United)
Allan Wanyama Lauben ( Seeta United), Samuel Ocho Odemel ( Seeta United), Ibrahim Kiggundu ( Free Stars FC), Ashiraf Mbazira ( Kajjansi United), John Rubby Mugweri ( Kajjansi United), Ronald Kiddawalime ( Lugazi FC), David Oketcho ( Kiyinda Boys)
John Wesley Kisakye ( Kajjansi United), Francis Ssembuya ( Seeta United) Moses Buga ( Lugazi FC), Jose Maria Lubega ( Lugazi Municipal), Joseph Ssewaali ( Kiyinda Boys), Andabati Ronald ( Lugazi FC)
Leader of delegation: Batsu Semuyaba Team manager: John Damacenti Head Coach: Hussein Mbalangu Assistant Coach: Patrick Kimuli Goalkeeping coach: Habibu Nsubuga Team Doctor: Vincent Ssekiranda Media officer: Gladys Zawedde Security and Safety: Willy Mukisa
Sunday 13th, February 2022 – St Andrews Playground-Lugazi
After setting up an 100 percent winning record on his return to Lugazi football club as the head coach, Daniel Ssegawa has set a target of collecting three (3) points as his side visit Lugazi Nabugabo United FC on Sunday 13th, February 2022 at St Andrews playground, Lugazi.
Ssegawa who returned to the club to head the technical staff following the termination of Henry Amasha and his backroom staff contract has guided his side to the top of Ssezibwa group.
Under his guidance, Lugazi defeated Simba football club away from home and Buikwe Red Stars football club at home by 3-2 and 4-0 respectively.
“Our target is to see that we win all our remaining matches in first round to brighten our chances of qualifying to the 2nd tier league, the FUFA Big League”. Said Dan Ssegawa after Saturday training.
In the remaining fixtures, Lugazi has to play Lugazi Nabugabo United FC away (Sunday 13th Feb), Free Stars FC away in Mukono (Sat 19th Feb), Lugazi Municipal FC at home (Wednesday 23rd Feb), and Seeta United FC at home (Saturday 26th, FEB).
“Thanks to chairman for visiting the team on the final training and this has morale boasted and geared up the moods of the Boys a head of the game” Adds Ssegawa.
“The dream of the club is big but to reach that far, we need the supporters in the journey so it is my call to them (Supporters) to come in big number and collect the three points”
Dan Ssegawa named a final traveling squad of the eighteen boys who will jet on Sunday for the game to St Andrews Lugazi.
Team captain, Titus Lubega and James Ssentongo are some of the names which missed the trip to Lugazi Nabugabo United Fc due to injuries.
Names like Gerald “Mwenda” Ogweti who tops the scoring chat for the club this season, pacey winger, Moses “Itra” Buga, Abdul Kalanzi, Isaac “Dingo Kiiza, Rashid Ssemwogerere, John Taban, Farouk Bang and David Kabuye all made the final traveling squad.
Lugazi Football club tops the Ssezibwa group with Sixteen (16) points from Six (6) games played while Lugazi Nabugabo United football club are in the 7th position after collecting Seven points from same number f games played.
Fixture: Police FC Vs Lugazi. Venue: Kavumba Recreation Grounds. Date: Thursday 13th, October 2022.
As per the confirmed team news, some of the new signings, that is, Muledhu Faizo, Wasswa Paul, Faizo Matovu, Charles Bob Akena and Lubega Muhammed are all set to start for Lugazi FC in their first game of the 2022/23 FBL season.
Farouk Nswemu, who was in the goal posts as Lugazi FC gained promotion to the FUFA Big League will still start in goal.
The rest of the XI is made up of other “old boys”, that is, Ronald Kiddawalime, Ssali Brian Elijah, Moses Ojoaza Buga, Deogratious Ssentongo, and Titus Lubega.
The reserve list has Watmon Florence, Frank Kasumba, Gerald Ogweti, Ntege Ben, Arafat Agonda, and Shafic Kiryowa.
The technical bench is headed by Coach Sharif Kassim, with Jamil Damba acting as his assistant.
Starting XI: Farouk Nswemu Mubiru, Ronald Kidawalime, Faizo Muledhu, Paul Wasswa, Faizo Matovu, Deogratious Ssentongo, Brian Ssali Elijah, Moses Ojoaza Buga, Charles Bob Akena, Tito Titus Lubega,, Muhammad Lubega.
Substitutes: Watmon Florence, Arafat Agonda Bagala, Gerald Ogweti, Frank Kasumba, Ben Ntege, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Shafic Kiryowa.
Our club Chairman, Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje who also double as the Chairman executive committee of Buganda Province FUFA Drum team is among the Administrators attending a Football Administration and Management Course (FAMACO).
The three – day course which started on Monday 4th, July at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru is attended by officials from Teso, Karamoja, Bugisu, Bukedi, Sebei, Busoga, Buganda and Kampala.
Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje (Chairman), Kaweesa Andrew (Treasurer), Ssejjemba Brian (Secretary) and Gladys Zawedde (Media officer) are the Four officials attending the course on side of the Inuguaral winners of the #FUFADrum, Buganda Province.