Gaddafi Football club also baptised “The Soldier Boyz”, is a third tier club based in Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja municipality and features in the Eastern region league.
Eastern Region league club Gaddafi has today unveiled their Squad, technical and support staff ahead of their regioinal league debut season on an event held on Friday morning at Speke Courts in Jinja town.
Gaddafi Football Club, has as well unveiled their home and away kits for the 2019/20 season and their club bus was on the way by the time of the function according to the Chairman.
The army side knick named ‘The soldier boys’ came to existence in 2017 and started their dream journey in the 5th tier league in 2018, gained promotion to the 4th tier where they also spent a year to get to the regional league this season.
Speaking to the media club chairperson Afande Edwin Ochieng didn’t hide the club’s main target of joining the FUFA Big league next season.
Since the club started in 2017, we have played each level one season and progressed to the next, so we have signed good players so we expect good results. We have to pay them well because our target is to play in the regional league for one year as well and make cut to the FUFA Big League.”
“The Soldier Boyz”, based in the Gaddafi Barracks will use the military playing facility to host their matches but club Retired Col. Ivan Makumbi assured fans and opponents harmony when they visit them.
This club is a blend of the UPDF and civilians expect a lot from us but I can assure you of a very safe environment whenever you come to the barracks, and if you are required to be checked, you should feel free to identify your self. I thank the media and everybody for honouring our invite. Makumbi stated.
The Chairman Ochieng also presented Michael Ssebagala as club head coach and Salim Lubowa Munoga as his assistant.
Mark Bamukyaye, Braise Nkolo are some of the big name players who have already featured in the Uganda Premier league unveiled. Bakali Magumba and Paul Mujampani are other experienced lads brought on.
Full Squad players
Paul Mujampani (Gk) Fortunate Okello (Gk), Bakali Magumba (Captain) , Ronald Bithum (Assistant Captain), Blaise Nkolo (Assistant Captain 2), Isaac Muyanga, Sserwadda Naziro, Ibrahim Masa, Sharif Ziraba, Umaru Kyeyune, Ronald Obele, Yakuti Mandela, Hamisi Katerekera, Constantine Nalumoso, Derick Kisige, Farahan Ekinaidhanga, Devis Bukoma, Jesse Kajuba, Brian Muzuni, Phesto Wanyama, Ivan Waako, Mark Bamukyaye, Faisal Muwanika, David Talengera
Club Patron: Retired Col. Ivan Makumbi Lwanyagga
Club President: Afande Edwin Ochieng
Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Ronald Kitakulwe
Head of Technical: Afande Abbasi Matovu
Head of Marketing: Nicholas Kalanzi
Head of Finance: Rehema Namuyomba
Head of Media: Aisha Nakato
Head coach: Michael Ssebagala
Assistant Coach: Salim Lubowa Munoga
Goalkeeping Coach: Benson Wandera
Team Doctor: Afande Julius Mutolobi
Kits Manager: Abbey Mukiibi