SC Villa striker Umar Kasumba attempts to shoot against Bright Stars Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Umar Kasumba in action for SC Villa Jogoo against URA’s Shafiq Kagimu as John Adriko (18) keeps a keen eye at the Mehta stadium, Lugazi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

SC Villa striker Umar Kasumba has in a special way appreciated the club management, fans and media as he leaves for Sofapaka FC, a club in the Kenya Premier League.

In a post on his official facebook page, Kasumba cites the awesome relationship he has enjoyed with fellow players, coaches, officials and the media as a whole.

Part of the post reads;

In life, change is a factor of life and in this job of playing football this happens every day so i have decided to move on in a good faith.

I would like to thank Villa management for having given me an opportunity to work with the most successful club in the country for the past 2years.

Am proud for the work i have done and i believe i have left the club in a better place from which a new player can move them forward.

I would like to thank the players for a wonderful relationship and hard-work you put in everyday all my “Majjes” i will miss working with you guys but i wish all of you well.

I would also like to say special thanks to the fans.

Kasumba, who transferred from Police two years ago, also paid glowing tribute to the club president and all coaches he worked with at the Nsambya based club that has been hosting their home games of late at the Masaka Recreational stadium.

Special thanks to my Coaches; Antonio Flores, Ibrahim Kirya, Deo ‘Kajjambiya’ Sserwadda, Shafiq Bisasso and Wasswa Bbossa.

Thank you so much for believing in me. Not forgetting manager Vally.

To the president of SC Villa Eng. Ben Misagga, there is no way i can thank you for everything you have done for me but only i pray that Allah gives you all you want in life because you have been my Father, Mentor and i will ask for forgiveness in anything i have wronged you,as a parent please bear with my apology.

May almighty Allah bless you all. Ramadhan Kareem

Kasumba is one of the numerous SC Villa players who have run out of contract at the club.

Some of the others are midfielder and captain Tadeo Lwanga, goalie Ashadu Bugembe, Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Mbowa.

Kasumba’s last game of the season for SC Villa was against URA FC in Masaka with the Jogoos winning 1-0 on the day with the gangly forward on target.

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

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