Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson has promised to personally sponsor former Uganda Cranes and Sports Club Villa Jogoo teammate for a coaching course.

Watson made the remarks shortly after featuring in the Hakim Magumba testimonial match which witnessed the current SC Villa team beat Magumba friends 4-0 at Nakivuboo stadium.

Edgar Watson (left) and Ex-International Ibrahim Mukalazzi Buwembo warm up prior to the Magumba testimonial match

In his submission after an emotional Magumba (shed tears during his speech) castigated selfish club administrators and in particular attacked the SC Villa CEO, Ivan Kakembo whose relationship with the gifted midfield gem had hit a dead rock.

Watson described Magumba as social and extremely talented footballer;

Magumba has been a personal friend for many years. He has retired active playing but not quit football. I will sponsor his first course anywhere he wishes to attend

The FUFA CEO finished off Steven Bengo’s well squared ball in the other match that featured EX-Internationals and Friends of Magumba.

The Ex-internationals won the game 3-2 with the goals coming from Magumba himself (brace) and veteran forward, Mathias Kawesa.

Magumba then changed sides in the second half and played for his friends team where he again scored to cake a memorable testimonial match, the first ever in Uganda’s football history books.

Ex-internationals and friend of Hakim Magumba, Herbert ‘Masanda’ Nsubuga had a great day at office during the testimonial match

Current BUL F.C Head coach, Alex Isabirye had one long range effort narrowly miss target. He scored a similar goal for the Uganda Cranes against Kenya in Nairobi

URA assistant coach, Kefa Kisala takes on Ambrose Kirya in the Testimonial game

Several ex-international players turned up for the historic match. These included; Mathias Kawesa, Kefa Kisala, Willy Jamil Kyambadde, Alex Isabirye, Phillip Obwinyi, Herbert ‘Masanda’ Nsubuga, Sam Kawalya, Edgar Watson, Ibrahim Buwembo, Ronald Mugabi, Deo Sserwadda, James Odoch, James Kakooza, Jimmy Kidega and many others.

A few active players like Andrew Mwesigwa, Derrick ‘Rasta’ Walulya, Simone Masaba, Steven Bengo played in the Magumba friends’ team.

Celebrated footballing musicians, Eddy Kenzo and Mathias Walukagga granted the football fans a raw taste of their unquestionable football expliots.

Magumba (4th from left) with current SC Villa team prior to the start of the testimonial game. SC Villa won 4-0 on the day.

Striker, Karim Ndugwa (jersey, 8 on the extreme left) returned to SC Villa after snubbing a Soana deal.

played with Edgar Watson in that all conquering SC Villa team which won 6 league titles, 2 CECAFA Club championships and 4 Uganda Cup titles.

The duo won several crucial matches for the Uganda National team, The Cranes, contributing to the CECAFA senior challenge cup sucess script of team Uganda.

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

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