The old school adage ‘East or West, home is best’ is indeed a reality. Neither the precious gifts, favours nor any amount of money can buy anyone’s love.
As you read this, footballer, Karim Ndugwa snubbed a lucrative deal worth $ 10,000 to Uganda Premier League side, Soana Football Club to go back to his heartily confine, Sports Club Villa.
Ndugwa became a free agent after his former Kenyan Premier League club, AFC Leopards breached the contractual obligations before the two parties parted ways on mutual consent.
SC Villa Public Relations Officer, Abu Zikusooka explains Ndugwa’s change in heart;
The player (Ndugwa) loves SC Villa at heart and that is why he did not mind about the money Soana F.C had presented. We have him back at Villa Park. He was part of the classes we had at Kibuli, played in Magumba testimonial and was part of the group pastor Kayanja blessed on Sunday.
Ndugwa featured for SC Villa in the Hakim Magumba testimonial match which the Jogoos won 4-0 with Martin Kizza scoring a hat-trick before Robert Achema got the other.
He re-joins the club that he departed at the mid-season at the peak of his career when he top scored the charts with 8 goals.
Ndugwa is looked at as a perfect replacement for Muhammed Fahad Hassan Tokko whose transfer to the Antonio Flores’ coached side hit a snag following hesitation by his former club SC Victoria University to release him.
SC Villa has signed three goal keepers, Samson Kirya, Steven Odong and Ashadu Bugembe from Entebbe F.C, Sporting United and Kira Young respectively, Abel Eturude (Maroons), Robert Achema (BUL F.C), Martin Kizza (KCCA), Godfrey Lwesibawa (Express F.C), Jonathan Mugabi (URA), Ambrose Kirya (Jinja Municipal Council), Misi Katende (Soana), Henry Katongole and Tadeo Lwanga (both Express F.C).
The Jogoos travel to Mwerere, Matugga to play Bright Stars on Tuesday, 25th August 2015.