Hakim Magumba Testimonial Match:

July 2015 (Date to be confirmed)

Nakivubo Stadium

Former Uganda Cranes international midfielder, Hakim ‘Boda Boda’ Magumba will officially bid farewell to active football with a testimonial match between a select side of his favorite team, Magumba Select and active players.

Magumba with his customary grin confirmed to Kawowo Sports,

I have served the beautiful game with diligence and a testimonial with my friends is worth a memorable send off

This will be one of those rare send off matches organized by retiring sportsmen in Uganda.

The match is set to take place at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in July at a date yet to be confirmed.

Current Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson, one of Magumba’s best friends is expected to be part of the historic match.

Magumba himself believes and prays that all his former teammates of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s in that all conquering SC Villa squad take part.

I would love to have all my friends play in this match; Hassan Mubiru, Robert Mukasa, Ibrahim Ssekagya, Andrew ‘Fimbo’ Mukasa, Dennis Onyango, Edgar Watson, Arthur Byansiima, Aggrey Bigala, Timothy Batabaire and the rest

The local organizing committee team of this momentous occasion, headed by Geofrey Kayemba has intensified preparations for a colorful ceremony.

Talking about the preparation for the testimonial, Kayemba said;

Preparations are underway. We are planning a big fete full of entertainment and fun. Magumba is a national icon and a big inspiration to the youngsters. He needs a decent farewell match that will be an example to the rest of the footballers and sportsmen in this country

An overwhelmed Magumba shows off his 2015 Uganda Cup medal

Magumba, christened speed merchant with the famous tag, ‘Boda Boda’ for his mazy runs on and off the ball thrilled many spectators, teammates and the opposition alike in his hey playing days for club and country.

He started his career at Iganga Town Council football club before he transferred to Sports Club Villa winning 5 league titles.

Magumba had a brief stint at Kira Young F.C before he moved back to SC Villa on a 6 month deal that expired in June 2015.

He was part of the SC Villa team that beat KCC 3-0 in the 2014/15 Uganda Cup finals at Nelson Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Magumba’s testimonial will surely set a precedent to the millions of sportsmen and women in the country who need graceful send offs to retirements.


David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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