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TEAM NEWS: Confirmed Lugazi FC Line-up Vs Ndejje University FC

Lugazi FC make one change for this afternoon FUFA Big League clash with Ndejje University FC at Arena of Visions.

Arafat Agonda Bagala return in the only alteration to the line-up deployed in last Thursday’s win at home against Uganda Police Football Club replacing Godfrey Buni who is named on the bench.

David Kiiza named on the bench is the only one who was not on the eighteen man squad which won against Ugabda Police Football Club. He replaces Tabu Okello.

Lugazi FC XI: Anthony Emojong (GK), Faizo Matovu, Elijah Brian Ssali (C), Muhammad Lubega Gift, Derrick Mwanje, Gerald Ogweti, Moses Ojoaza Buga, Arafat Agonda Bagala, Paul Wasswa, Derrick Ochen, Umari Mihinzi Mbusa.

Substitutes: David Kiiza, Florence Watmon, Charles Bob Akena, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Godfrey Buni, Louis Anguti, Shafic Kiryowa

Lugazi Win Third Consecutive Home Game With Slim 1-0 Victory

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.

Lugazi FC goalkeeper, Florence Watmon and Captain, Elijah Brian Ssali

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.

All Matchday 10 Results:

  1. Kyetume FC 2-1 Jinja North United FC.
  2. Lugazi FC 1-0 Booma FC.
  3. NEC FC 5-0 Northern Gateway SC.
  4. Kataka FC 4-0 Kaaro Karungi FC.
  5. Calvary FC 3-1 Adjuman Town Council FC.
  6. Police FC 3-0 Soroti City FC.
  7. Ndejje University FC 1-2 Luweero United FC.
  8. Mbarara City FC 1-0 Kitara FC.

3 Changes As Kyeswa Names Starting Lineup Against The Northern Gateway SC

2022/23 FUFA Big League (FBL) Matchday 9:

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.

Starting XI:

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.

Substitutes:

Ronald Kidawalime, Ben Ntege, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Tabu Okello and Shafic Kiryowa.

Head Coach – William Kyeswa

FBL Match Report: Lugazi FC Lose First Home Game

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.

Lugazi FC Matchday Squad:

Starting XI:

  1. Watmon florence (GK).
  2. Agonda Arafat.
  3. Faizo Matovu.
  4. Ssemwogere Rashid.
  5. Wasswa Paul.
  6. Moses Ojoaza Buga.
  7. Ssali Brian Elijah.
  8. Gerald Ogweti.
  9. Banga Farook (C).
  10. Shafic Kiryowa.
  11. Lubega Muhammad.

Substitutes:

  1. Nswemu Farouk.
  2. Kiddawalime Ronald.
  3. Ssentongo Deogratious.
  4. Akena Bob Charles.
  5. Isaac Andrew Tamale.
  6. David Kiiza.
  7. Tito Titus Lubega.

FBL: FUFA Announce New Date and Time For Lugazi-Kitara Game

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

MATCH REPORT: Lugazi FC Beaten By Mbarara City FC Away From Home

FUFA Big League Matchday Three Results.
Mbarara City FC 3-1 Lugazi FC

Lugazi FC were beaten 3-1 by Mbarara City FC in FUFA Big League matchday three at Kakyeeka Stadium in Mbarara on Thursday 27th, October 2022.

The hosts, Mbarara City FC took the lead through Thembo in the fourth minute before Seiri Arigumaho doubled the lead one minute past half an hour mark (31′) to end first half in their lead.

Hamis Kitegenyi sealed Mbarara City FC win when he scored in second minute of the added minutes of Full time.

Lugazi FC through Gerald Ogweti pulled one from behind when he converted a penalty to make it end by 3-1 score line.

Team news.
Shariff Kassim made Two changes from the team that won Ndejje University at home.

Arafat Agonda was handed first start of the season replacing Ronald Kidawalime while Faizo Muledhu who started on bench in their last game also returned.

Derrick Mwanje also made the Eighteen man-squad for the first since he joined Lugazi FC.

Starting XI: Farouk Nswemu Mubiru, Arafat Agonda, Wasswa Paul, Faizo Matovu, Faizo Muledhu, Farook Banga, Brian Ssali Elijah, Moses Buga Ojoaza, Tito Titus Lubega, Gerald Ogweti, Muhammad Lubega Gift.

Substitutes: Watmon Florence, Ronald Kidawalime, Charles Bob Akena, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Shafic Kiryowa, Deogratious Ssentongo, Derrick Mwanje.

Lugazi FC Name 18-Man Travelling Squad For Mbarara City League Tie

FUFA Big League Match day Three
Thursday 27th, October 2022
Mbarara City FC Vs Lugazi FC (4PM)
Venue: Kakyeeka Stadium, Mbarara

Lugazi FC have confirmed their travelling squad to Western Uganda for their match day three game which will be against Mbarara City FC on Thursday 27th October 2022 at Kakyeeka Stadium Mbarara.

The Leaders as baptised set off on Wednesday 26th morning ahead of their encounter with Mbarara City FC.

In the travelling Squad only one (1) player in the names of Derrick Mwanje is who yet to make 18 match squad for the club thus season, 2022/23.

Lugazi FC heads to Mbarara aiming maiden away win after falling to Police FC in their opening match by 1-0 scoreline.

Sharrif Kassim coached were victorious in their last game which saw them defeat Ndejje University FC by 3-1.

Traveling squad: Farouk Nswemu Mubiru, Arafat Agonda, Wasswa Paul, Faizo Matovu, Faizo Muledhu, Farook Banga, Ssali Brian Elijah, Deogratious Ssentongo, Moses Buga Ojoaza, Gerald Ogweti, Lubega Muhammad Gift, Watmon Florence, Charles Bob Akena, Isaac Andrew Tamale, Tito Titus Lubega, Ronald Kidawalime, Derrick Mwanje, Shafic Kiryowa.

FBL: Ssali, Ogweti on Target As Lugazi FC Register First Victory

FUFA Big League (FBL) Matchday Two Result:

Lugazi FC 3-1 Ndejje University 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 Vs Ndejje University FC: Three Changes Made As Kassim Names Line Up

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: New Kit Lands, 25-Man Squad Revealed Ahead of 2022/23 Season

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.

From Left – right: Deogratious Ssentongo, Brian Ssali, Gerald Ogweti, Farouk Nswemu, Tamale Isaac, Titus Lubega and Ronald Kidawalime

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.

Members of the coaching staff, Dan Ssegawa and Shariff Kassim in the middle of the front row

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.

List of Players 2022/23 Season

Gerald Ogweti

Moses Buga

Farouk Banga

Brian Ssali

Deogratious Ssentongo

Isaac Andrew Tamale

Titus Lubega

Farouk Nswemu

Ronald Kidawalime

Rashid Ssemwogerere

Arafat Agonda

Faizo Muledhu

Ben Ntege

Charles Bob Akena

Faizo Matovu

Watmon Florence

Frank Kasumba

Wasswa Paul

Shafic Kiryowa

Lubega Muhammed Gift

Kiiza David

Mwanje Derrick

Fadili Saidi Marijani

Mwite Jamal

Okello Tabu

Barack Bwanaheri

Lugazi FC FBL Fixture Schedule Revealed.

Lugazi FC’s 2022/23 StarTimes FUFA Big League (FBL) season will begin with a trip to Police FC, as per the revealed schedule.

The league’s new entrants will kick off their campaign with a scintillating encounter at Kavumba Recreation Grounds on Thursday 13th, October 2022.

Lugazi FC’s first home game will be against Ndejje University FC on Thursday 20th, October 2022.

‘The Leaders’, as Lugazi FC were baptised, will play their last game of the first round at their home ground (Lugazi FC Stadium) against Calvary FC on Thursday 19th, January 2023.

The side, coached by Mr Augustine Nsumba, will end their season away from home at Midigo Primary School Ground, still against Calvary FC.

(See Lugazi FC full 2022/23 StarTimes FUFA Big League fixture list attached below.)

All games have the kickoff time of 4:00PM.

Note:

  1. The fixtures were drawn in line with the 2022/23 FUFA Activity Calendar.
  2. The fixture times may change due to the FUFA Television Broadcasting schedules.

First Round

Thursday 13th, October 2022: Police FC Vs Lugazi FC – Kavumba Recreation Ground

Thursday 20th October 2022: Lugazi FC Vs Ndejje University FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 27th October 2022: Mbarara City FC Vs Lugazi FC – Kakyeka Stadium

Thursday 3rd November 2022: Lugazi FC Vs Kitara FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 10th November 2022: Luweero United FC Vs Lugazi FC – Luweero Play Ground

Thursday 17th, November 2022: Lugazi FC Vs Soroti City FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 24th November 2022: Adjuman TC FC Vs Lugazi FC – Paridi Stadium

Thursday 1st December 2022: Lugazi FC Vs Kaaro Karungi FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 8th December 2022: Northern Gateways SC Vs Lugazi FC – The Gate Stadium

Thursday 15th, December 2022: Lugazi FC Vs Booma FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 22 December 2022: Jinja North United FC Vs Lugazi FC – Kyabazinga Stadium

Thursday 5th Jan 2023: Lugazi FC Vs NEC FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 12th January 2023: Kataka FC Vs Lugazi FC – Mbale Municipal Stadium

Thursday 19th January 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Calvary FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Second Round
Thursday 9th February 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Police FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 16th, February 2023: Nedjje University FC Vs Lugazi FC – Bombo Military Barracks Ground

Thursday 23rd February 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Mbarara City FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 2nd March 2023: Kitara FC Vs Lugazi FC – Kigaaya Primary School Ground, Hotmail

Thursday 9th, March 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Luweero United FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 16th, March 2023: Soroti City FC Vs Lugazi FC – Soroti Municipal Stadium

Thursday 23rd March 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Adjuman TC FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 30th March 2023: Kaaro Karungi FC Vs Lugazi FC – St George’s Arena, Ibanda

Thursday 6th, April 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Nothern Gateway SC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 13th April 2023: Booma FC Vs Lugazi FC – Masindi Stadium

Thursday 20th April 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Jinja North United FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 4th May 2023: NEC FC Vs Lugazi FC – Bugolobi Coffee Ground

Thursday 11th May 2023: Lugazi FC Vs Kataka FC – Lugazi FC Stadium

Thursday 18th May 2023: Calvary FC Vs Lugazi FC – Midigo Primary School Ground.

Lugazi FC: Deo and Buga Here to Stay

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 (Middle) celebrating after gaining promotion to StarTimes FUFA Big League

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 taking on Kira United Fc Players in one of the Regional League Matches

Moses Buga Ojoaza and Deogratious Ssentongo now join Ronald Kiddawalime on the list of players that have committed their near future to the club.

Kizza Completes Mbarara City Move

Isaac Kizza, on Wednesday 21st, September 2022, completed a permanent transfer to Mbarara City Football Club.

The versatile defender heads to the StarTimes FUFA Big League side after two (2) brilliant seasons previously.

He departs Lugazi FC with the best wishes from everyone, after helping the club gain promotion to the second tier football league in Uganda, the FUFA Big League.

“Kizza Isaac joins Mbarara City. Lugazi FC would like to wish you the best of luck on your next chapter. Go and Shine!!!”, a statement from his former club said.

Isaac Kizza had joined Lugazi FC from Kiboga Young/ Mbale Heroes Football Club

Kiddawalime Renews Contract With Lugazi FC

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)

FUFA DRUM: Buganda Province Team Flag off By Katikkiro Creates Bond With People in Buganda-Kawuulu.

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.

Lugazi FC Extends Opportunities To Youths, Sets Open Trials For Senior Team

Lugazi FC has extended its football playing opportunities to all young footballers to join her senior football team a head of the 2022/23 Star Times FUFA Big league before end of this month, July.

As par the program, the trials will be held from Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th, July 2022 at St Andrews Playground, Lugazi. The trials will kick off at 4PM.

According to the club administration, the opportunity is exclusive to males aged 25 years and below across the Country.

Successful players will be recruited to join the senior which will be competing in the second tier football of Uganda (Star Times FUFA Big League)

Trials are open, free to attend and those who are interested can contact the following numbers 0756 684867, 0701473718, 0759 514572 and 0752 199994.

FUFA Drum: Seven Lugazi FC Players Summoned In Buganda Province Team

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.

Gerald Ogweti taking on Buikwe Red Star players in a regional league contest at Buikwe Stadium. Lugazi won 4-0 with Ogweti registering an Hat trick

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.

Moses Buga being chased by Marvin Nyanzi of Kajjansi United in finals of Buganda Regional league. Lugazi emerged the winners by 1-0 score line scored by Louis Anguti.

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).

Midfielders: Joseph Janjali (Bright Stars FC), Marvin Nyanzi (Kajjansi United), Rajab Jooga (Seeta United FC), Rahmatah Kagimu (Kyetume FC), Shafik Kagimu (URA FC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Dicken Acidri (Lugazi Engineering Brigade FC), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Joshua Lubwama (Wakiso Giants), Yasser Mugerwa (KCCA FC), Solomon Walusimbi (Maroons FC), Sharif Saaka (Kyetume FC), Paul Ssekulima (Busoga United FC), Duncan Sseninde (Police FC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Aziz Kayondo (Real Monarch USA), Kigozi Andrew Samson (KCCA FC), Nicholas Kabonge (SC Villa), Fahad Mawanda (Kira United), Amuli Mukasa (Kiyinda Boys), Joseph Ssewali (Kiyinda Boys), Moses Buga (Lugazi FC), Joshua Ssenfuma (Seeta United), Hussein Ssenoga (Free Stars FC), Umaru Kayemba (Lugazi Municipal FC), Fahad Aniku (Busia Young Stars FC), Badru Kabanda (Kajjansi United FC), Farouk Banga (Lugazi FC).

Strikers: Juma balinya (Police FC), Baker Buyala (Kyetume FC), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Kaye Kizito (Kyetume FC), Gerrald Ogweti (Lugazi FC), Ibrahim Kasenge (Masaka City), David Kiiza (Seeta United FC), Charles Lwanga Neymar (KCCA FC), John Wesley Kisakye (Kajjansi United), Sam Ssemugugu (Simba FC), Jose Maria Lubega (Lugazi Municipal FC), Jimmy Kalema (Busiro United FC), Shafik Hakram Muzanyi (Free Stars FC), Swalley Simbwa (Kajjansi United), Ronald Andabati (Lugazi FC), Vianney Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Abdul Lumala (Vipers SC).

Lugazi FC Confirms Dates, Venue For U17 Boys Selection Trials

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. 

FUFA Drum: Eng. Kawuulu Appointed Chairman Buganda Province Executive Committee

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.

Buikwe District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Diana Mutasingwa Kagyenyi kicking the ball during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Buganda Zone 1 play offs

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

Youth Football Players To Benefit From Lugazi FC

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.

Lugazi FC Chairman, Eng. Kawuulu Abdul Mwanje receiving a trophy won by his side in the 2021/22 Buganda Regional 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.

Previous Winners

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 Gains Promotion To Star Times FUFA Big League

Buganda Regional League Finals 2021/22

Lugazi FC 1-0 Kajjansi United Football Club

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.

Starting XI: Nswemu Farouk, Anguti Louis, Ssemwogerere Rashid, Kizza Isaac, Kiddawalime Ronald, Ssali Brian, Banga Farouk, Andabati Ronald, Feni Ali Moses, Buga Moses, Ogweti Gerald

Subs: Tamale Isaac, Kalanzi Abdul, Lubega Titus, Ssentongo Deo, Agele Shafik, Ssemuddu Martin, Kabuye David

LUGAZI FC THANKS FANS WITH A FREE ENTRY MATCH AS THEY MOVE FROM MEHTA STADIUM TO THEIR HOME – LUGAZI FC STADIUM – NAJJEMBE, MABIRA.

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 Seal Buganda Region Promotional Play off, Beat Buikwe Red Star

Buikwe Red Stars Football Club 0-4 Lugazi FC

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

Nsumba Names 19 Man Squad For Buikwe Red Stars Trip

Buikwe Red Stars Football Club Vs Lugazi FC

Sunday 22nd, May 2022 – Buikwe Stadium

Lugazi FC head coach, Augustine Nsumba on Saturday 21st, May evening named a Nineteen (18) Man squad for the trip to neighbors, Buikwe Red Stars Football club on Sunday 22nd, May at Buikwe Stadium.

Farouk Banga and David Kabuye are the only players who were absent in Lugazi FC last game which ended in a 2-0 victory over Lugazi Nabugabo United FC.

The only player dropped is Mike Muyimbwa.

Goal scorers in the reverse fixture, Gerald Ogweti and Abdul Kalanzi will all travel with the team to Buikwe to have the job done.

Out of the traveling Nineteen (19) players, the coaching staff will have to trim the team to Eighteen (18) players who will play the game as par the rules.  

Lugazi Fc who currently leads Ssezibwa Group only need maximum points to qualify for Buganda Regional League promotional play offs.

Traveling Squad

Agele Shafik, Kidawalime Ronald, Kizza Isaac, Ssemwogerere Rashid, Anguti Louis, Ssali Brian, Buga Moses, Ssemudu Martin, Ogweti Gerald, Feni Ali, Andabati Ronald, Nswemu Farouk, Ssentongo Deo, Lubega Titus, Kawooya Twaha, Kabuye David, Kalanzi Abdul, Tamale Isaac, Banga Farouk.

BRL: Lugazi FC Targets Maximum Points To Seal Promotional Play Off

Buganda Regional League:

Buikwe Red Stars FC Vs Lugazi FC

Sunday 22nd May 2022 – Buikwe Stadium

Lugazi FC looking for a win in their anticipated encounter against Buikwe Red Stars as they target to top the Ssezibwa Group to seal qualification for the 2021/22 season promotional play offs.

The game is on Sunday 22nd, May 2022 at Buikwe Stadium.

Augustine Nsumba coached side head into the fixture topping Ssezibwa group with 45 points from eighteen (18) games played and a win will take them to 48 points with just a game to finish second round.

Lugazi FC defeated Buikwe Red Stars in the reverse fixture by 4-0 in an encounter honored at Mehta Stadium Lugazi.

Lugazi FC Player, Abdul Kalanzi Celebrates after scoring against Buikwe Red Stars in Reverse fixture

Buganda Region 3rd Division top scorer, Gerald Ogwet and Abdul Kalanzi both netted a brace to earn Lugazi FC three points from Buikwe Red Stars FC at home.

Lugazi FC will build on their Three (3) back to back wins which came against competitor, Seeta United away from home (1-0), Free Stars (3-0) and Lugazi Nabugabo United FC (2-0) at home.

In the last game, Lugazi Fc will play hosts to Simba Football Club at Mehta Stadium, Lugazi on Saturday 28th, May 2022.

The winner of Ssezibwa Group will battle already qualified Kajjansi United football club from Katonga in 2021/22 Buganda Regional League Promotional play offs in Masaka City.

Lugazi FC Thrash Free Stars 3-0, Regain 3 Points Lead.

Lugazi FC 3-0 Free Stars FC

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.

BRL: Nsumba Names Lugazi FC Traveling Squad To Face Seeta United

Buganda Regional League (3rd Division)

Seeta United Football Club Vs Lugazi FC

Date: Wednesday 4th, May 2022 (Kick Off: 4PM)

Venue: Paul Mukasa Playground – Bajjo

Lugazi Football club squad to face Seeta United Football Club in Buganda Region 3rd Division League match on Wednesday 4th, May 2022 has been revealed.

On Wednesday morning, Lugazi FC head coach, Augustine Nsumba released the Eighteen (18) man squad to face Seeta United FC in an anticipated encounter at Paul Mukasa Playground, Bajjo.

Abdul Kalanzi who is fresh from National Post Primaries where he featured for Kibuli SS and Isaac Kizza who missed the last game because of yellow card are back in the squad.

Mike Muyimbwa and Martin Ssemuddu are the only Players who have been left out in the squad that featured in Lugazi FC last game which ended in a one all draw against neighbors, Lugazi Municipal.

Lugazi FC is currently on top of Ssezibwa Group with thirty Six (36) points from Fifteen (15) played games.

They tie on points with Seeta United Football Club.

Lugazi FC suffered a home loss to Seeta United in 1st round game played at Mehta Stadium Lugazi by a 1-0 score line.

Lugazi FC full squad
Nswemu Farouk, Agele Shafic, Kidawalime Ronald, Kiiza Isaac, Ssentongo Deo, Ssemujju Marvin, Feni Ali Moses, Lubega Titus, Andabati Ronald, Kalanzi Abdul, Kabuye David, Ssali Brian, Tamale Isaac, Moses Buga, Anguti Louis, Ogweti Gerald, Banga Farouk, Rashid Ssemwogerere.

Nsumba Starts New Dawn At Lugazi As They Host Synergy

Buganda Regional League Match day 13

Lugazi FC Vs Synergy Football Club

Date: Sunday 10th, April 2022 (4PM)

Venue: Mehta Stadium Lugazi

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 Comes From A Goal Down To Complete a Double Over Butema Soccer Masters

Buganda Regional League 2021/22

Butema Soccer Masters FC 1-3 Lugazi FC

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

Lugazi FC Wins Appeal, FA Clears Feni Ali To Play For The Club

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Three Lugazi FC Players Named in Buganda Region Select Side To Face Uganda Cranes.

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.

Ronald Andabati being chased by Buikwe Red Stars Player in a contest this season

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.

Ronald Kidawalime

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.

Moses Buga in action in one of Lugazi FC Matches played this season, 2021/22

Full squad

Goalkeepers

Steven Tabu ( Kajjansi United), Hakim Ssebunza Ssekitoleko ( Seeta United)

Defenders

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)

Midfielders

Joshua Ssenfuma ( Seeta United), Hussein Ssenoga ( Free Stars), Rajab Jooga ( Seeta United FC), Umar Kayemba ( Lugazi Municipal), Marvin Nyanzi ( Kajjansi United)

Forwards

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

Lugazi FC Coach, Ssegawa Targets Maximum Points Ahead of Sunday Encounter

Buganda Regional League

Lugazi Nabugabo United FC Vs Lugazi Football Club

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.

Lugazi football club head coach, Dan Ssegawa talking to his Players before the kick off of their game against Buikwe Red Stars

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”

Lugazi FC players, Moses Buga, Abdul Kalanzi and Gerald Ogweti celebrate a goal

Injury Concern.

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.

GALLERY: Lugazi gears up for second round with Gadaffi friendly test

Lugazi FC took to the pitch on Monday afternoon in a friendly match against StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Gadaffi FC at the Gadaffi Arena in Jinja.

The game set the stage for their return to action in the BetPawa FUFA Big League’s second round which is set to kick off this week.

The game ended with a 2-1 victory for the hosts, but there were plenty of positives for head coach Richard Makumbi to take from the game especially following a competitive and goalless first half.

However, it was Gadaffi FC who broke the deadlock in the second half. Baker Buyala and Sharif Ssengendo found the target for Gadaffi, giving them a 2-0 advantage.

But the Leaders pulled a goal back with just five minutes left on the clock, with Ssali Brian scoring a late goal to narrow the deficit.

Lugazi’s second round campaign begins against another promotion hopeful, Police FC, at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds in Wakiso.

The upcoming fixture against Police is particularly significant, as they currently top the standings with 39 points, while Lugazi FC sits in second place with 29 points.

Lugazi FC’s head coach, Richard Makumbi, used this friendly as an opportunity to fine-tune his team.

January signings Richard Ayiko and Ali Bayo were given starting roles in the game, showcasing their potential contributions to the squad, with Makumbi giving his entire squad some minutes throughout the game.

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Uganda Cup R64 dates confirmed

Lugazi FC’s Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 64 clash with Acholi United FC will take place on Monday, January 29, following confirmation by FUFA’s Competitions Committee.

The Leaders are making their first visit to Acholi United’s Booma Grounds in Kitgum in a competitive fixture for the first time in history, with kickoff coming at 04:00 PM (local time).

The two clubs were paired together in Monday’s Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 64 draw, giving our fans a chance to look forward to an away trip in the competition early in the new year.

It is still unclear whether the game will be among the broadcast games on TV from the five games in the competition to be played on that day.

Among the games include current holders Vipers SC’s trip to face our neighbours Lugazi Stars FC and Odramachaku FC’s home game against Soltilo Bright Stars in Arua.

If selected among the TV games, Lugazi FC fans can expect to catch it live on either FUFA run FUFA TV or national broadcaster UBC TV.

We had a short run in the competition last season, where we were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Express FC – the joint record winners of the competition – at the Luzira Prisons Grounds.

Allan Kayiwa’s penalty after 23 minutes ended the campaign for Lugazi, who had to play more than three quarters of the game with a man less.

Richard Makumbi’s men will be hoping to go one better this term, and we begin our cup campaign with an away trip to the Northern part of the country.

Lugazi FC learn Uganda Cup Round of 64 opponents

Lugazi FC will play against Acholi sub-region club Acholi United Football Club at the Round of 64 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

The Leaders had a short run in the competition last season, where we were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Express FC – the joint record winners of the competition – at the Luzira Prisons Grounds.

Allan Kayiwa’s penalty after 23 minutes ended the campaign for Lugazi, who had to play more than three quarters of the game with a man less.

Richard Makumbi’s men will be hoping to go one better this term, and we begin our cup campaign with an away trip to the Northern part of the country.

It will be the first time Lugazi faces Acholi United, who play in the third division under the Northern Football Association that covers both the Acholi and Lango Sub Regions.

After the envelope containing Acholi United was opened, by Isma Karungi who was part of Coffee FC’s 1971 cup winning team, then former teammate John Baptist Luboga drew the envelope containing Lugazi.

As the tournament celebrates its 50th anniversary since Coffee FC defeated Simba FC during the 1971, the two football greats were invited to conduct the draws at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.  

The game will be played on any day between 18th-31st, January 2024, as FUFA will communicate accordingly.

The draw threw up other eye-catching encounters such as Lugazi Stars vs Vipers SC – who are the defending champions, Admin FC vs KCCA FC.

MATCH PREVIEW: Kaaro Karungi FC vs. Lugazi FC

BetPawa FUFA Big League: Kaaro Karungi FC vs Lugazi FC
Date: Friday, December 15, 2023
Venue: St. Gerald Stadium, Ibanda

Lugazi FC is gearing up for an exhilarating clash against Kaaro Karungi FC in their eagerly awaited matchday 12 encounter at the St. Gerald Stadium in Ibanda.

The Leaders enter this fixture in second place on the 15-team table, only three points behind table-toppers Police FC, albeit with a game in hand.

With 15 points to their name, three points from Ibanda will be crucial in their pursuit of promotion.

Under the guidance of their experienced head coach, Richard Makumbi, Lugazi FC has been in excellent form in the Big League, recording four wins and a draw in their last five games.

Meanwhile, Kaaro Karungi FC finds themselves in the 10th position, with 15 points from 12 games, and are on a three game unbeaten run (W1 D2) since their defeat to Ondupraraka last month.

Lugazi FC’s head coach, Richard Makumbi, emphasized the importance of securing all three points as they push for promotion.

He stated, “We have had good preparations for the game, even though they have not been perfect, especially ahead of a game like this.”

“Despite some injuries, we have tried to be comprehensive in the detail needed for the game. We shall be missing a few crucial players, but I have trust in the group to get the three points that we came here for.”

Lugazi head into the game without the services of Moses Buga, who was unfortunately withdrawn from the squad due to malaria.

However, the return of key players, Derrick Mwanje and Ronald Ssempala, from suspension, adds depth and experience to the team.

Additionally, Okello Tabu makes a welcome return and is set to feature in the matchday squad.

Lugazi FC’s captain, Ssali Elijah, expressed the team’s readiness for the challenge, saying, “The boys are in high spirits, and we are aware that this is not an easy place to come.

“However, we are ready for the task. The coaches have provided us with crucial details, which we believe will be important for us.”

Lugazi FC’s offensive prowess centers around the exceptional goal poacher, Sam Ssemugugu, who has already notched up an impressive tally of 8 goals in the league.

Sam’s goal-scoring prowess makes him a key player to watch, with only one goal behind Police FC’s Isaac Ogwang in the race for the league’s top scorer.

You can follow minute by minute updates of the game on our social media handles via @Lugazi FC

CLUB STATEMENT – WILLIAM KYESWA

Lugazi FC, under the leadership of the Board of Directors, announces the suspension of Head Coach, Mr. William Kyeswa.

This decision has been taken following a series of disciplinary issues and misconduct that have occurred during his tenure as head coach.

The club has previously provided Mr. Kyeswa with warnings and opportunities to address these behavioural concerns. Regrettably, these efforts have not resulted in the desired changes in his conduct, leaving the club with no alternative but to enforce this suspension.

The suspension will take effect immediately and will last for a period of seven days, during which Mr. Kyeswa will be excused from all his duties as head coach.

The Board of Directors and the club’s management are deeply committed to finding an amicable solution to the issues at hand.

We will engage Mr. Kyeswa during this suspension period with the objective of reaching a mutually acceptable resolution that allows for a positive and constructive working relationship moving forward.

During Mr. Kyeswa’s suspension, Assistant Coach Efiti Gerald will be entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing all roles and duties associated with the first team.

Coach Efiti is a dedicated and experienced member of our coaching staff, and we have full confidence in his ability to lead the team effectively during this period.

Lugazi FC remains committed to upholding its values and standards, which include professionalism and respect for the club’s code of conduct.

We believe that this temporary suspension is in the best interest of the club, its supporters, and the continued growth of Lugazi FC.

We kindly request the understanding and support of our fans, sponsors, and all stakeholders as we work through this situation and strive for a positive resolution.

The club will not make any further comments regarding this matter until a resolution has been reached, and we appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

End of Statement.

Match Preview: Lugazi FC vs Mbale Heroes

In what promises to be a thrilling encounter, Lugazi FC is set to host Mbale Heroes at the Lugazi Stadium on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the BetPawa FUFA Big League.

This early-season meeting between two formidable sides, Lugazi and Mbale Heroes, holds the key to who might gain the edge in the race for promotion to the Uganda Premier League.

Both sides have had a solid start to the campaign, as they are among only four sides in the division yet to suffer defeat.

The Leaders followed up their 3-0 thrashing of Ndejje University on the opening day with back-to-back draws against Police FC and Booma FC [the other two clubs still unbeaten in the division].

Mbale Heroes, on the other hand, edged Kaaro Karungi 1-0 in their opening fixture before they were held 1-1 by Jinja North and played out a goalless draw against Young Elephants last time out.

Lugazi boasts an impressive home record with seven wins and two draws in their last 10 matches on their own turf.

This home advantage could play a significant role in their performance against the Heroes who on the flip side, Mbale Heroes has struggled away from home lately, failing to secure a victory in their previous 5 away games.

Watch: The pre-match comments of Elvis Mwanje

One notable highlight of Lugazi FC’s season so far is their exceptional defensive performance.

The Leaders are the only club yet to concede a goal this season. The solid defence has been the cornerstone of the campaign, but they aim to sharpen their finishing in front of the net.

Coach Kyeswa acknowledges the uniqueness of every match, particularly when facing a side like Mbale Heroes, who are also eager for qualification.

He emphasizes the challenge posed by familiarity with the opposing squad, expressing respect for Mbale Heroes’ coach, Asaph Mwebaze.

“This will be the first time I meet him on the touchline,” Kyeswa told Lugazi FC TV.

“However, the majority of the players in their squad, I have knowledge of them and how good they can be on the day, and that makes it a tough game.”

“Every game has its own demand, and playing against Mbale Heroes who are aiming for qualification makes it tricky.”

Watch: The full pre match interview of our head coach William Kyeswa

“Not all our performances have been the best we can do so far, but we are working to improve everyday and get better in every game,” he added.

“How we defend has been the highlight of our season so far, the only problem is we are not putting away our chances even when we create quite a number.”

Squad News:

Savio Kabugo returns to the fold after missing the draw against Booma FC.

Unfortunately, Derrick Ochen won’t be available for selection due to injury, and Latif Kiwewa will be excused from the game as he deals with a family matter.

The rest of the squad is ready and available for selection.

The stage is set for a thrilling contest between two determined sides. As they take to the field, fans can anticipate a clash filled with excitement, tactics, and the quest for supremacy.

The Lugazi FC vs. Mbale Heroes match promises to be a spectacle not to be missed. Follow our social media channels for minute by minute updates of the game.  

Why Matovu thinks he has the perfect partner in Kabugo


Faizo Matovu has heaped praise on the ‘amazing and ultra dominant’ defensive partnership he has struck with Savio Kabugo at Lugazi FC so far this season.

Kabugo, a marquee addition to the squad this season has thrived alongside his left footed partner this season and have been key players for coach William Kyeswa.

The defensive pair has played a key part in the Leaders’ strong start to the season, enjoying a clean run in the league, and are yet to concede a goal thus far.

They will be hoping to extend that run when Mbale Heroes – another promotion hopeful – visits the Lugazi Stadium this Sunday [October 29].

Ahead of the game, Matovu – who signed a contract extension at the club until 2025 – was keen to highlight his admiration for Kabugo and how much he has enjoyed playing alongside the Uganda Cranes international.
“He [Kabugo] is the ultimate defensive partner. And I think he is one person that every defender will be proud to play alongside,” Matovu said of his central defensive partner.
“I like his command of everyone playing in the backline, his communication in the game is absolutely clear and precise.”
“I am learning a lot about him, about his game and his personality. Every day we are talking how we can improve and he is always encouraging.”
“Kabugo is not shy to share his experience with us, and I wish we can play together longer because I like him as a player,”
Matovu explained.

The Leaders go into Sunday’s game as the only club in Uganda’s top two divisions yet to concede a goal, five games into the new season.

We are also among four clubs in the FUFA Big League yet to suffer defeat, but that will be put to test against Mbale Heroes who themselves are yet to suffer defeat and have conceded just once.

Lugazi has taken eight points from their opening four games, and victory on Sunday will see them claim top spot in the standings, as the Leaders aim to control the promotion race early on.

Matovu stresses that their performance is only a platform that helps the rest of the team flourish as they continue their push for promotion.
“We have not conceded any goal and that is because of the communication and the team work within the group,” Matovu stated.
“I think we all don’t want to complicate match situations for ourselves, so we prefer being the team pushing to have the advantage rather than be at a disadvantage in a game.”
“Obviously, the whole group knows what the objective for the season is, we understand what we need to do, and as defenders we are sure if we keep it tight at the back, then the guys upfront can make the difference for us,” he stressed.
“It is [not conceding a goal] a positive thing that we can build up on. It is something that brings incredible confidence to anyone playing,” Matovu said.
“But we are not thinking about it so much, and most of the discussions are not about how long that run can go, but the focus of the squad is for everyone to give their best every game.”

Lugazi kept their first clean sheet in a 3-0 victory over Ndejje University. They quickly built on it with victory over Calvary FC in Yumbe.

Police was the first side to stop them from scoring, but the Cops too did not have a look in at the other end, before another low-key draw away to Booma.

Kabugo missed his first game at the club against Booma, but Ochen stepped up to partner with Matovu to keep the clean defensive record running, and show strength in depth within the squad.

MATCH REVIEW – We grab a point away from home at Masindi Stadium against Booma FC

Freedom Mungutid made a bright Lugazi FC debut as just like last season, us and Booma FC couldn’t be separated on a bitterly cold afternoon at Masindi Stadium.

We delivered a display of incredible heart and character to secure a goalless draw in our 4th Betway Big League game with Booma despite wasteful chances evidenced at Masindi stadium.
 
With Savio Kabugo, Ronald Ssempala, Moses Buga and Louis Anguti all ruled out of this match, numbers were tight and we had to name a young bench.
 
The hosts, who were almost at full strength, made a fast start and Fahad Emran had to be alert to deal with a teasing Amos Muwonge cross.


The entire half-time saw a great coordination in the defence line with Wasswa Paul who had his first full debut of the season partnering with Faizo Matovu.

Despite a strong resilience in the defence, we had numerous chances of taking a lead with Solomon Akodi’s goalkeeper to beat incident 15 minutes before the break.
 
Immediately after the restart, the gaffer made two changes that saw Samuel Nsubuga paving way for Sam Ssemugugu and captain Brian Ssali coming in for Derrick Ochen.
 
The Masindi Stadium was getting increasingly restless as we entered the final 20 minutes, and with coach William Kyeswa and his staff willing the team on animatedly from the touchline, we were growing in confidence.

The high temple was fueled by the last two players introduced on (i.e) Shafic Kiryowa for Freedom Mungudit and Umar Kayemba for Derrick Mwanje.

We then carved out a big chance as Wasswa Paul rampaged forward, and his cross was touched on by Abdul Kalanzi in the area before taking a shot that a goalkeeper saved.
 
It was tight and tense, but in the last minute the hosts were presented with a huge chance when Emran’s punch came to Sserunjoji outside the box, but with an open goal he flashed his shot over the bar.
 
Despite some late pressure, we stood firm to hold out for what felt like a huge draw considering the circumstances. What a display of character.

Following this, we now declined to the 4th position with 8 points just two below the table contenders.

We are now shifting our focus to the next game against Mbale Heroes next weekend on Sunday 29, October at home.

STARTING LINEUP:

Fahad Emran, Muhammad Lubega, Derrick Ochen, Wasswa Paul, Faizo Matovu, Solomon Akodi, Freedom Mungudit, Derrick Mwanje, Samuel Nsubuga, Abdul Kalanzi, Fadili Marijani

substitutions : Opio Abraham, Brian Ssali, Umar Kayemba, Sam Ssemugugu, Shafic Kiryowa, Isaac Tamale, Arafat Agonda.

TEAM NEWS – “Our aim is to clinch another clean sheet and victory when we head to Masindi taking on Booma FC on Saturday,” coach William Kyeswa

“We are overwhelmed to register our third league victory as we take on Booma FC away at Masindi stadium this weekend. Despite our failure to acquire maximum points from the previous encounter against Police FC, we have regrouped and collected the slight mistakes evidenced.” coach William Kyeswa.

“It is incredible to think that Lugazi FC has broken into the promotion contest this season, largely thanks to a slow start that saw us not conceding in the opening three fixtures. However we still have have a long way to go as every team team in the league works tirelessly to overcome our side.”

“Despite accumulating four points from the last two reverse fixtures, it’s new season with new challenges as well as objectives not only from our side but also from the opponents, therefore we can’t emanate from the stats to underrate the opponents.”

Isaac Tamale

“We have been training since last week and besides Louis Anguti who is doubtful, the rest of the players are in shade and ready for the big clash. Furthermore, goalkeeper Abdul Magada who got injured a week back as we met Calvary FC in Midigo, is now fit and competent and if all goes, he is expected to travel with the team.”

Wasswa Paul and Faizo Matovu

“I am so grateful for our defensive line that hasn’t yet conceded though I am still figuring out to have the best partnership provided I have numerous options.”

Ssemugugu double gives Lugazi perfect start

A brace from debutant Samuel Semugugu and a goal from Derrick Mwanje gave Lugazi FC a perfect start to the 2023/24 BetPawa FUFA Big League season.

Lugazi secured a 3-0 victory over Ndejje University at Lugazi Stadium on Wednesday.

The Leaders had to wait to showcase their mettle in the FUFA Big League this season, and were even made to wait a little longer for their first game of the season with kickoff delayed by close to 25 minutes.

There was already an electrifying atmosphere before kickoff, courtesy of the club fans who were present in their section, which desite being under development was open to them.

And from the very beginning, there were fireworks on the pitch too.

Ssemugugu thought he had opened his league account for the club, but his goal after 112 seconds was ruled out for offside.

Lugazi took the lead in the sixth minute to heat things up even further, Ssemugugu this time was not to be denied by his opponents nor the flad.

Ssemugugu stole the match on the Ndejje defenders, running onto Savio Kabugo’s long pass and beating both the defender and goalkeeper before slotting into an empty net.

It meant that our new shirt 19, became the fastest man to score for the club on his Big League debut.

The home side could have had another moments later, but Moses Buga failed to find the target after working the magic down the right and swinging his left foot.

Ronald Ssempala also thought he had opened his account just like his strike partner, converting Umar Kayemba’s low cross, but he was again denied by the assistant.

Solomon Akodi was the first player to go into the referee’s book for a rush challenge on Ndejje’s Francis Onekalit, as the hosts continued to dictate the tempo of the game.

Head coach William Kyeswa should have demanded for more of the same during his half time team talk, and to keep his side on top, he made a double substitution two minutes after the restart.

Mwanje and Mitala Mubarak were introduced in the 47th minute to replace Umar Kayemba Solomon Akodi respectively.

The duo’s introduction gave Lugazi an extra edge; Mwanje specifically nearly set up Ssempala, but the latter could not keep his effort on target.

Ssemugugu complated his brace with an easy tap in from close range, finishing his rebound after Buga’s intial shot was parried into his path.

It was the end of a sweet afternoon for Ssemugugu who paved way for Shafik Kiryowa, while Samuel Nsubuga replaced Ssempala after 66 minutes.

The final change for Lugazi was Arafat Agonda Baagala replacing Derrick Ochen in the 83rd minute.

At the death of the game, Mwanje eventually got his name on the score sheet, converting from Mitala’s low cross to confirm a dream start to Lugazi.

The Leaders will now turn their focus on an away trip against Calvary FC in Yumbe on October 8, 2023.

Team news and match preview: Lugazi v Ndejje

Lugazi FC get their 2023/24 season underway on Wednesday, when they host Ndejje University FC at Lugazi Stadium.

The Leaders were not involved in matchday one of the BetPawa FUFA Big League, given the composition of the league with 15 teams involved.

Lugazi FC made a promising debut to the Big League last season, finishing fifth. On 44 points, only 13 points behind last season’s champions Kitara FC.

Last season was the first season for the Lugazi based outfit to take part in the second flight having advanced from the third division league during the 2021/22 season.

The club has made no secret their desire to push for promotion this season. And they will want to make that clear with a statement victory on Wednesday.

Coach William Kyeswa expressed his confidence and excitement ahead of the season opener: “The boys are ready, and thank God we have no injuries.”

“So, that will be a huge boost in terms of options, and we cannot wait to get underway.” He added, urging the fans to come and support the team, emphasizing their ambition:

“We are not hiding what our ambition is; we want to fight for promotion, so we need to make that clear from the start.”

Lugazi completed their build up for the new season with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Dream Chasers FC on Friday.

The lads will hope they will be able to carry the momentum from pre-season into their early season fixtures as they aim to build confidence as the season wears on.

Captain Ssali Elijah Brian echoed the team’s readiness and mission for the season: “The team has been in preparation, and we are very ready for the season.”

“The mission of this season is to push for promotion to the top flight. We have cooked something new.”

Brian emphasized the importance of fan support: “We want to get the mission underway from the get-go, but we cannot do it without our fans, we want them to join us for the journey, and back us along the way.”

“We know how important our fans are, especially at home, so they should come along in good numbers and give us that extra push.”

Kyeswa has bolstered his squad with several new signings which he believes will help in the push for promotion.

Lugazi FC has been active in the primary transfer window, and have acquired Latif Kiyemba, Sam Ssemugugu, Ronald Ssempala, Alvin Birungi, Freedom Mungudit, James Okiror, Abraham Opio, Mubarak Mitala, Andrew Odong, Abdul Kalanzi, Emran Fahad and Samuel Nsubuga.

Brian Elijah Ssali, Paul Wasswa, Louis Anguti, Derrick Ochen, Muhammad Lubega, Isaac Tamale and Faisal Matovu have signed new contracts.

Lugazi thrash Dream Chasers in final build up game

The Leaders finalized preparations for the new season with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat of Kampala Region League side Dream chasers on Wednesday.

It was a day of funfair and celebration for the club and its fans, with activities starting with the presentation of the players that will represent us in the 2023/24 season.

Lugazi FC team leadership 2023/24: from left Faizo Matovu (1st assistant team captain), Umar Kayemba (2nd assistant captain), William Kyeswa (head coach), Savio Kabugo (field captain), Brian Ssali (team captain)

When the game proper kicked off, Lugazi started, having the bigger share of possession and were nearly up within the first two minutes, but Kalanzi was let down by his first touch.

Abdul Kalanzi (29) alongside Umar Kayemba

Samuel Ssemugugu had the best chance of the opening quarter of the game, but his glancing header off Arafat Bagala Agonda’s cross was over the bar.

Lugazi should have taken the lead 25 minutes into the game, when Savio Kabugo’s long pass over the top sent him through on goal, but his attempted dink over the goalkeeper was lacked power behind it.

The Leaders kept on wasting chance after chance, with head coach William Kyeswa growing more disgruntled on the touchline.

At the half hour mark, Lugazi eventually took the lead, Ssemugugu prodding in from close range after brilliant work from Umar Kayemba to set him up.

Lugazi had the ball in the back of the net shortly after, but Samuel Nsubuga goal was chalked off for offside.

Dream Chasers gave Lugazi’s backline marshalled by Savio Kabugo and Faisal Matovu was given something to think about when Kizito Ryan ‘Figo’ played through captain Aboubakar, but he was denied by the woodwork.

Following a good first half display, Kyeswa made wholesale changes in the spirit of the game, introducing a fresh XI that included new arrivals like Shafic Kiryowa and Ronald Ssempala.

Ronald Ssempala taking on Dream Chasers’ defender

The Leaders went into overdrive, scoring three times inside the opening 10 minutes of the half.
Shafik Kiryowa introduced himself to the club’s fans, finishing off a clean move for his first goal at the club.

Kiryowa scored his second, tapping in at the far post from Ssempala’s threaded pass. Ssempala then got his name on the score sheet, curling one into the top corner from 25 yards.

The Leaders despite being dominant for the final 10 minutes of the game could not add to their four goals, as they wrapped up their pre-season preparations.

The club’s new season campaign kicks off with a home game against Ndejje University on Wednesday, September 27th.

TRANSFERS – Former Uganda U-23 shot stopper Fahad Imran completes move to Lugazi FC

Goalkeeper Fahad Imran has completed a move to Lugazi FC on a contract running until June 2026, with the option of a further year.

Imran joins the Leaders from fourth division side Bukamba United in Mukono, where he has plied his trade for the last five years.

He joined Bukamba in 2018, having previously honed his skills at the Big Talent Soccer Academy, a program run by Ugandan superstar Eddy Kenzo.

Fahad imran

Imran said: “To join Lugazi FC is an incredible honor, and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way.”

“Walking out at Lugazi to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience.”

“This is the start of a new journey for me, with new teammates, and new ambitions to fight for.”

“Lugazi FC has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with this big club, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know I am determined to deliver at this great football club.”

The goalkeeper developed through the youth system, first playing at Namagabi Secondary School where he played a pivotal role in helping the school qualify for the national finals three times.

He then moved to Kibuli SS where he led the school to the secondary school championship semifinals and winning the East African Secondary Schools championship in Arusha Tanzania.

Imran has also played in the Masaza Cup, featuring for Butambala Ssaza from 2020 to 2021, and in 2022, he joined Ggomba Ssaza, guiding them to the quarter-finals before they narrowly lost to Busiro.

His performances this season have been with Butambala, where he continued to showcase his goalkeeping prowess.

Lugazi FC warmly welcomes Fahad Imran to the team and anticipates a season filled with exceptional goalkeeping and shared successes.

TRANSFERS – Abdul Kalanzi returns to Lugazi FC

We are delighted to announce the return of the midfield dynamo, Abdul Kalanzi, to the club.

Born on January 1, 2003, Kalanzi is a versatile midfielder who can operate both as a central midfielder and an attacking midfielder.

His journey through the world of football is a testament to his talent and commitment.

Kalanzi embarked on his football odyssey in 2016 with Buikwe Red, competing in the fourth division. Within two years, his leadership and prowess had propelled the team to the third division, his natural ability to inspire and elevate those around him.

Abdul Kalanzi

Speaking about his return to Lugazi FC, Kalanzi expressed his excitement and readiness for the challenges ahead, “Lugazi FC will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career,” he told the club’s media.

“Having played for them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.”

Kalanzi continued by acknowledging the club’s progress under Coach Kyeswa, “Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Coach Kyeswa.”

“Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead and am ready for the hard work expected here.”

“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Lugazi FC,” he added.

In 2021, Abdul Kalanzi joined Lugazi FC, and his impact was immediate, playing a pivotal role in leading the club to the Big League, marking a significant achievement for both himself and the team.

Last season, he plied his trade with Catda FC, making a notable impact by contributing three goals and six assists in just eight games.

Kalanzi’s has represented various teams in the Masaza Cup, including Butambala in 2020, Mawogola in 2021, Ggomba in 2022, and Butambala in this year’s edition.

Additionally, he captained Kibuli Secondary School in the 2022 secondary school championship in Arua. During this tournament, Kibuli SS reached the semifinals, narrowly losing to Kitende.

Notably, Kalanzi and his team went on to achieve regional glory by winning the East African Secondary Schools Championship in Arusha, Tanzania.

Lugazi FC warmly welcomes Abdul Kalanzi back to the fold and looks forward to a season filled with midfield brilliance, goals, and victories.

BREAKING – Uganda Cranes skipper Savio Kabugo signs for the Leaders

Lugazi FC proudly announces the arrival of seasoned defender Savio Kabugo, who has joined the club on a two-year contract.

Kabugo brings a wealth of experience and a burning desire to contribute to the club’s ambitions. Kabugo, a stalwart defender, departed his former club, Jwaneng Galaxy, in October of last year.

Since then, he has been diligently honing his skills through individual training, preparing for the next chapter in his illustrious career.

The defender’s journey to Lugazi FC began in January 2022 when he joined Jwaneng Galaxy on a one-year contract with an option for a further year.

                                        Savio Kabugo

During his tenure, Kabugo played a crucial role in helping the club secure a commendable third-place finish and contributed a goal to their cause.

While out of professional club action, Kabugo remained committed to the game by featuring for Nkima in the Bika Football tournament and representing Buganda Province in the FUFA Drum.

Kabugo’s football resume boasts experience with some of the biggest clubs in Uganda, including KCCA FC, URA FC, SC Villa, and Proline FC.

His talent has also taken him beyond Uganda’s borders, as he has previously played for Congolese giants AS Vita Club and Ethiopia’s Sebeta Kenema FC.

Speaking about his move to Lugazi FC, Kabugo expressed his excitement and dedication to the club’s vision: “I am profoundly humbled and immensely honored to join Lugazi FC,” he shared in his first interview with the club’s media.

“This is a truly special moment in my career, and I cannot express how privileged I feel to be part of this exceptional journey.”

“The moment I became aware of Lugazi’s ambitions, the club’s unwavering determination to rise to the summit, it became crystal clear to me that this is where I belong,” he added.

Kabugo continued to reflect on his journey: “The path that led me here has been a long and challenging one. I have faced adversaries on the field, shared moments of triumph, and weathered storms of defeat.”

“It’s through these experiences that I have grown both as a player and as a person. And now, I bring those lessons, that wisdom, to this incredible club.”

“I have already had the pleasure of meeting my new teammates, and I must say, it’s a formidable squad filled with talent, ambition, and hunger for success.”

“Together, we will write new chapters of greatness and carve our names in the annals of football history.

“To the club fans, he promised: “You will witness a player who leaves his heart and soul on the field, a relentless fighter, a defender who will give his all to protect our colors, and a leader who will carry the responsibility of our legacy with unwavering pride.”

Lugazi FC kicks off the new season with a home game against Ndejje University on September 29th.

The club will also host an event next week, giving fans the opportunity to meet and greet all the signings made during the transfer window.

JUST IN – Lugazi FC Welcomes Defender Latif Kiyemba


We are delighted to introduce defender Latif Kiyemba, who has joined our ranks on a two-year contract.
Kiyemba brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality to the club.

Kiyemba was a top performer for Gadaffi FC in the Uganda Premier League in the second half of last season, helping the club to an 11th-place finish.

Latif Kiyemba

He joined the club in January and contributed five clean sheets in the seven games he played for them.
“It is a really special moment for me and at this stage of my career,” Kiyemba stated in his first interview with the club.
“Lugazi is a top side, and knowing the ambition behind the team, it was easy for me to make up my mind and settle for the club.”
“I am here to make history for the club and give the fans good moments that they will cherish. I have already seen the players, and it is a very good squad that is ready and hungry to compete,” he added.
“I am a dreamer and a believer, and I know we are going to be successful together. I want to be the first player to move to a top league abroad from the club, that will be my legacy here.”
“The fans should expect to see a hard worker, and someone who is going to leave it all on the field of play. I am ready to perform and compete with the boys, cannot wait.”

Before his stint with Gadaffi FC, Kiyemba had a remarkable journey with Kyetume FC, guiding them to promotion back to the Uganda Premier League in 2022.

Though the promotion did not last, this achievement demonstrated his leadership and dedication on and off the field.

Kiyemba’s football journey has seen him compete at various levels in Ugandan football.
He has previously represented Mbarara City in the Uganda Premier League and Lungujja Galaxy in the third division.

Latif Kiyemba joins Lugazi FC on a two-year contract from Gadaffi FC, adding valuable experience to our defensive line.

He arrives on a free transfer, having left the Soldier Boys at the end of the previous season.
His presence, coupled with his extensive experience in both the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League, is expected to bolster our squad and contribute to our quest for success.

TEAM NEWS – Matovu Faizal extends stay at with the Leaders until 2025

We are thrilled to announce that Matovu Faizal, one of our standout players, has committed his future to the club by extending his contract for an additional two seasons.

Matovu will now be wearing our famous green and golf until 2025, with the agreement also including an option of extending the contract beyond that term.

Matovu became Leader last season from the Kampala region side Lamancia SC, and has gone on to become a fan favorite.

In his debut season with Lugazi FC, he showcased his exceptional talents, featuring in 29 games and contributing a crucial goal.

Faizo Matovu (C) holding a photo last season

While primarily known as a central defender, Matovu’s versatility allows him to excel in various roles, including that of a left full-back.

Upon signing the contract extension, Faizal shared his sentiments about his time with the club, saying: “When I joined this incredible club, I dreamt of achieving my debut, playing at Lugazi FC, and winning trophies with this badge on my chest.”

“I feel very proud and emotional to have experienced these moments already, together with my family who have supported me every step of the way.”

He continued, “We are all humbled to have this chance to continue our journey at Lugazi FC, and I have already begun to work on achieving the next set of targets and ambitions.”

“The manager and his coaching staff have helped me to improve in every way, and with their support, I am developing each day to help the team to be successful.”

Matovu also expressed his excitement for the future, saying, “I am relishing the future and can’t wait to create more special memories with this group, in front of our amazing supporters.”

Matovu Faizo

Lugazi FC is equally enthusiastic about the contract extension and looks forward to witnessing Matovu’s continued growth and contributions to the club’s success. With his dedication and commitment, we are confident that Matovu will play an integral role in the exciting journey that lies ahead.

BREAKING – Lugazi FC welcomes striker Ssemugugu Samuel

We are thrilled to introduce our latest addition, Striker Ssemugugu Samuel, who joins our ranks ahead of the highly anticipated 2023/24 season.

Ssemugugu Samuel, known for his lethal goal-scoring prowess, joins the leaders on a two-year contract until 2025, with an option for a third year.

Ssemugugu Samuel’s journey to Lugazi FC is marked by a trail of impressive achievements.

Samuel Ssemugugu unveiling

Previously, he plied his trade with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in the Buganda Regional League – the third tier of Uganda’s football.

During his tenure with UWA, Samuel showcased his goal-scoring acumen season after season, leaving a remarkable trail of success.

In his first season with the club (2020/21), he netted an impressive 13 goals. The following season, he upped his game, scoring 16 goals.

And in his last season with the Wildlife conservation side, Samuel achieved a stunning feat by bagging an astounding 20 goals.

Speaking about this exciting new chapter in his career, Ssemugugu Samuel conveyed his enthusiasm:”I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to turn that dream into a reality, and I am determined to repay the faith that the club has shown in me,” he told the club’s media in his first interview.

“It is still early in my career, but I know that I am ready to make this step up and play with this group of world-class players.”

He further added, “Once I had spoken to the manager, I knew that this environment would be perfect for my development.”

“I am relishing the opportunity to work with one of the best coaches in Uganda.”Under his guidance and support, I know that I am capable of achieving great things together with my new team-mates at this special club.”

Ssemugugu Samuel’s impressive goal-scoring record, coupled with his determination and dedication, make him an exciting prospect for our squad.

As we look ahead to the 2023/24 season, we are confident that his presence will significantly bolster our attacking options, leading us to new heights of success.

Ssemugugu now becomes Lugazi’s 10th official new signing after Ronald Ssempala, Alvin Burungi, James Okiror, Abraham Opio, Solomon Okodi, Freedom Mungudit, Mubarak Mitala, Andrew Odong, and Samuel Nsubuga.

JUST IN – Ronald Ssempala has completed his move to Lugazi FC

We are delighted to announce the marquee signing of talented forward Ronald Ssempala from fellow FUFA Big League side Police FC.

Ssempala joins the club on a two-year contract, that will see him feature for the Leaders until June 2025, but with an option for a further year.

The striker who will be a boost to our striking options has an impressive career history that includes playing for several notable clubs.

Ronald Ssempala

Before his stint at Police FC, which began in January 2023, Ssempala featured for Bright Stars FC in the Uganda Premier League from 2019 to 2021.

During this period, he managed to tally up an impressive 12 goals and 6 assists. Ssempala also had the opportunity to showcase his skills with the Ssingo Ssaza team in 2019.

Earlier in his career, he was part of Kiyinda Boys FC and Masaka Municipal FC, and he got his start in football at Masaka Secondary School.

Ssempala’s journey has not been without its challenges. Before joining Police FC, he had to overcome a year-long, career-threatening injury.

Demonstrating great resilience, he made a strong comeback, contributing 3 goals and 2 assists in just 7 appearances for Police FC, a quality that adds to the enthusiasm about his signing.

Upon finalizing the deal, Ronald Ssempala expressed his own excitement, stating, “It’s a pleasure to be here in Lugazi.”

“I’m very happy to be a part of this great club. I’ve played against Lugazi and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Big League, and it’s my style of play.”

“There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.”

“As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team,” he told Lugazi FC TV.

We are confident that Ronald Ssempala will become a valuable asset to our squad, offering not just skill and flair but also an inspiring story of resilience.

Join us in welcoming Ronald to Lugazi FC as we look ahead to a season filled with promise and high aspirations.

Brief About Ronald Ssempala:

Name: Ssempala Ronald

DOB: 5/6/1997

Position: Forward (9)

Previous club: Police FC (joined January 2023); 7 games 3 goals, 2 assists, Bright Stars FC (2019-2021) ( 2 seasons, 12goals, 6 assists)

Played for Ssingo Ssaza team in 2019Kiyinda boys FC, Masaka Municipal FC, Masaka Secondary School

TRANSFERS – Alvin Birungi completes move to Lugazi FC

We are gratified to announce the signing of a proficient attacking midfielder Alvin Birungi from Kampala region side Ntinda United Football Club.

The 19-year old has committed to a three-year employment contract that will keep him at the Leaders until 2026.

The deliberate addition aimed on reinforcing our attacking force as well as instantaneously intensifying the overall quality of the squad.

Birungi Alvin

Buringi Alvin comes with affluence of experience as showcased in a spell of five seasons spent at Ntinda United.

The Kampala Galaxy soccer academy graduate joined his previous club (Ntinda United FC) back in 2018 however he witnessed an impressive performance in the just concluded season netting seven time and assisting twice in ten appearances, hence leading his side to the 4th position.

His exceptional attacking skills make him an indispensable asset to the club as we look forward to building an impenetrable and competetive squad.

We are optimistic that Alvin’s arrival will mark a new chapter in Lugazi FC’s storied history, bringing both renewed energy and tactical acumen to our offensive game.

Upon signing, Birungi Alvin said, “To join Lugazi FC is an incredible honor and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way. Walking out at Lugazi FC stadium to score goals and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience. This is the start of a new journey for me, with new teammates, and new ambitions to fight for.”

“Lugazi FC has a long history of incredible players, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to be part of the club, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know I am determined to deliver at this great football club.”

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