Saddan Masereka beats a Sudanese opponent during the CECAFA U-20 championship in Northern Uganda, Gulu.

Midfielder Saddam Masereka is one of the many Uganda players who have witnessed the desired natural organic growth from the early stages.

A product of the national Copa Coca cola championship (won the copa trophy with Buddo in 2018), Masereka has also played for the Uganda U-20 (Hippos) and now elevated to the U-23 (Kobs) team.

He traveled with the Uganda’s team for the two international build up matches against Saudi Arabia in Riyadh city.

Sadaam Masereka takes on Vipers forward Ceaser Lobi Manzoki

Masereka is part of the Uganda Kobs’ team that will take part in the 2021 CECAFA U-23 challenge cup in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia.

He is a former Buddo SSS, Nyamityobora and BUL midfielder is currently employed by Sports Club Villa in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Masereka confesses that the opportunity to represent the country at the CECAFA U-23 challenge cup will be wholesomely embraced and used as a stepping stone to further career development.

Sadam Masereka in action against Police at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala (Credit: SC Villa Media)

I am humbled by the opportunity once again given to me to play for the national team. All the glory goes to the Almighty God. I thank all the people in my life that have played a role or another from my family, personal manager, advisers, coaches, teammates and the media. I want to use this opportunity well so that I continue climbing the ladder from the U-20 team and now U-23. The target is to play full professional football and get summoned to the Uganda Cranes.

Sadam Masereka, SC Villa and Uganda U-23 player
Masereka during the ball during the CECAFA U-20 championship that Uganda hosted in Gulu (2019)

Masereka is comfortable on either flanks (left and right) and can play in the offensive midfield positions as well.

His pace, sublime close ball control, dribbling abilities, passing expertise and ball crossing skills have often elevated him above the ordinary players.

He hints to the element of personal diligence as one of the factors for his consistent display.

“Personally, I work hard and always targeting to be a better player by perfecting all that I find trouble to do” Masereka adds.

Saddam Masereka (right) during the Buddo SSS days. He won the 2018 national Copa Coca cola and East African titles Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Besides Masereka, the other players with the organic natural growth pattern on the current U-23 team include; Express goalkeeper Dennis Otim,Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers),Musa Ramathan (KCCA), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL), Gavin Kizito Mugweri ( SC Villa), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers), Steven Sserwadda (KCCA), Bright Anukani (KCCA), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants),Julius Poloto (KCCA), Najib Yiga (Vipers), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline), Derrick Kakooza (Police) and Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA).


  • Full Names: Sadam Masereka
  • Date of Birth:9th September 2000


  • Father: Muhammad “Simon” Kule
  • Mother: Mariam Biira


  • Elementary: Kasese Primary, Kasese Muslim and Infant Preparatory School
  • Secondary Level: Lugazi Homeland Secondary School (S.1-S2), Buddo SSS (S3-S6)

Playing Positions: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


  • Kasese District Champions (2009 -2012)
  • Nsangi Zone Football Champions with Buddo SSS (2014 – 2018)
  • Wakiso District Silver Medalist with Buddo SSS (2016-2018)
  • Copa Coca Cola – Gold Medalist with Buddo SSS (2018)
  • East Africa (FEASSSA) Football Gold Medalist with Buddo SSS (2018)
  • Wakiso District top scorer (2017) – 7 Goals and 5 Assists

*2019, 2020, 2021 (Club football with Nyamityobora, BUL, SC Villa – Currently)

Sadam Masereka celebrates a goal for the Uganda U-20 team. He has been since promoted Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

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

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