Ibrahim Kirya

Gomba Ssaza head coach Ibrahim “Uchumi” Kirya is excited to work with the record Masaza champions once again.

Kirya was appointed head coach by the Gomba Ssaza chief Kitunzi Musisi Jackson Celestino.

It is a big pleasure to return for work at Gomba Ssaza as head coach. The planning process is already under as we seek to recruit the best players with the prime objective of winning the trophy for the 5th time in a row

Ibrahim Kirya, Gomba Head Coach

Massive recruitment:

Kirya and his technical department are on a mission possible to recruit the best pool of talented players, all of whom have never played in the top tier Uganda Premier League, second division or even the national teams.

Ibrahim Kirya Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

“We have embarked on a massive player recruitment exercise to have a cream of players who will be competitive in a bid to win the trophy” Kirya, a former coach at URA, Nyamityobora and Wakiso Giants added.

Kirya had previously served in the same capacity at Gomba during the 2018 season, losing in the quarter finals 2-1 on aggregate to Busujju.

Also serving as the Sports Club Villa assistant coach in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, Kirya will be deputized by Denis “Deman Denol” Kizito.

Kizito was also among the coaches who worked last season.

The goalkeeping coach is Mubarak Kiberu, Leo Ssekamatte (Technical member), and the team doctor is Sadik Muhammed Akii.

Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza is the chairperson of the technical committee.

Ssekabuuza has previously worked with Shafiq Bisaso at Gomba, Busujju and recently Singo.

Other officials:

Sam Rwakoojjo who is also the secretary general of the Electoral Commission (EC) is the Gomba team patron.

Mansoor Kabugo is the chairman, Gerald Byansi (vice chairman), Jafari Kalule (team manager), Robina Rwakoojo (treasurer), Rogers Yiga (vice treasurer), Robert Barigye (secretary), David Isabirye (head of media), Muhammed Ssali (vice media), Bashir Nsubuga Musoke (stadium manager), Eric Tusabe (security coordinator), Rev. Wilberforce Ssekasiko (head of protocol), Latif Lubega (team coordinator), Kalebu Sonko (welfare), Aminah Nabiddo (assistant welfare) and Isa Ssemanda (transport coordinator).

Committee Members:

Joseph Sserwada and Aminah Biru Zuku Nakkasita are the committee members.

The members on fans committee are Samuel Bakyayita, Livingstone Mubiru, Eddy Balworela, Mesach Mutebi, Robert Mukyagwe and Johnson Lubega.

Gomba Lions has won the Masaza Cup trophy four times in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2017.

Gomba Technical Team:

  • Chairman:  Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza
  • Head coach: Ibrahim Kirya
  • Assistant coach: Denis Kizito
  • Goalkeeping coach: Mubarak Kiberu
  • Technical member: Leo Ssekamatte
  • Doctor: Sadik Muhammed Akii
  • Kits-manager: Herbert Ssebalya

Other members:

  • Patron: Sam Rwakoojjo
  • Chairman: Mansoor Kabugo
  • Vice Chairman: Gerald Byansi
  • Team manager: Jafari Kalule
  • Treasurer: Robina Rwakoojo
  • Vice Treasurer: Rogers Yiga
  • Secretary: Robert Barigye
  • Head of media: David Isabirye
  • Vice media: Muhammed Ssali
  • Stadium manager: Bashir Nsubuga Musoke
  • Security coordinator: Eric Tusabe
  • Head of protocol: Rev. Wilberforce Ssekasiko
  • Team coordinator: Latif Lubega
  • Welfare: Kalebu Sonko
  • Assistant Welfare: Aminah Nabiddo
  • Transport Coordinator: Isa Ssemanda
  • Members on Executive Committee: Joseph Sserwada, Aminah Biru Zuku Nakkasita
  • Members on Fans Committee: Samuel Bakyayita, Livingstone Mubiru, Eddy Balworela, Mesach Mutebi, Robert Mukyagwe, Johnson Lubega

Past Winners:

  • 2019: Bulemeezi
  • 2018: Singo
  • 2017: Gomba
  • 2016: Buddu
  • 2015: Singo
  • 2014: Gomba
  • 2013: Mawokota
  • 2012: Bulemeezi
  • 2011: Buluri
  • 2010: Not Held
  • 2009: Gomba
  • 2008: Kyadondo
  • 2007: Mawokota
  • 2006: Kooki
  • 2005: Mawokota
  • 2004: Gomba

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

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