If the words of Western Uganda Youth Member of Parliament, Mwine Mpaka are anything to go by, then the national cake should be shared in equal measure and the right portions in all spheres of life – infrastructures, social amenities, job opportunities, sports and recreational facilities, name it.
The shrewd politician cum philanthropist is of the open view that the vastly talented Western Uganda region ought to have a football club or two in the country’s top flight division – Uganda Premier League.
Given the aforementioned background, Mpaka, a proud director for one of the FUFA Big League sides, Mbarara City believes that by next season, Western Uganda that has not had a club in the prime league since the golden days of Mbarara F.C, Horizon, Bihariwe and Ruhinda will once again shine.
The Western Uganda regional clubs have prepared well and it is high time we work tirelessly to attain promotion to the top flight.
This season alone, Mbarara City and Nyamityobora, both Mbarara based sides carry the mantle for the entire Western region since they are the two clubs playing the second division (FUFA Big League).
Meanwhile, Mbarara City lost 4-2 to Kabwohe Town Council in a friendly match held at the Kabwohe play ground in Sheema District.
Brian Nyabwina’s brace and other goals from Eddy and captain Solomon won the game for little known Kabwohe.
Mbarara City’s new signing, All Hajji Salim, also nick-named Messi for his mesmerizing skills on and off the ball and prodigal son Siraje Mushindo were on target for Mbarara City.
Mbarara City, coached by the tried and tested veteran coach Richard Makumbi is warming up for the Uganda Cup Round of 64 encounter away to Masavu.
On Friday, 13th January 2017, Mbarara City will take on Ntungamo United in yet another friendly duel.
The final friendly match will come against Ibanda United in Ibanda town.
All these matches are dubbed as the Mbarara City Western Uganda tour, intended to rally and lobby special support for the club as the second round of the FUFA Big League comes by.