With the kick off of the 2021-2022 FUFA Big League season slated for 13th November 2021, Ndejje University Football Club has revealed the 25-man squad alongside the technical department.
This was the University’s main campus ground on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Patron of the club, also the Vice Chancellor of Ndejje University Professor Eriabu Lugujjo was the chief guest at the brief event also attended by the club chairman Paul Mark Kayongo, Technical director Asuman Lubowa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wilfred Kato Muhumuza among others.
Professor Lugujjo urged the players to be tolerant, hardworking and disciplined at all times as he emphasized the university administration will continue providing full support to the club.
I call upon the players to have the focus, be disciplined, tolerant and say no to defeat. The target is to get promoted back to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The university management will continue supporting the club at all times.Professor Eriabu Lugujjo, Vice Chancellor Ndejje University & Patron Ndejje University Football Club
Kayongo the club’s chairperson emphasized that their agenda is work tooth and nail for the top flight.
We have a target of getting promoted to the UPL. It is a 12 team league that will give us options of many matches. There is full support of the administration that has mobilized resources to ensure that the club is promoted.Paul Mark Kayongo, Chairman Ndejje University Football Club
Ndejje University FC technical director Asuman Lubowa revealed that the basis of their team stems from the players who were in existence at the club from last season with a few recruits.
We are building the current team from the old crop of players we had from last season. There are a couple of new additions who will only strengthen the various departments. As Ndejje University, we do not buy players like most clubs but only recruit from institutions as schools.Asuman Lubowa, Technical Director Ndejje University Football Club
Long serving head coach Timothy Raymond Komakech believes that the new format of play (single group) will get them ample matches to showcase their full potentiality.
“We shall be playing 11 matches per round for a total of 22 games in the regular season. This is fair enough and good competition amongst all the clubs. Our prime target is definitely to get promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League” Komakech disclosed.
Komakech will work alongside Ian Ssekago as assistant coach, Collin Odong as trainer, Ali Ssendegeya (goalkeepers’ trainer) and Dr. Stephen Mukisa as the head of medical department.
The 25 man team has three goalkeepers; Jean Wokoroach, Fred Nyekorach and Blair Aguma.
The defenders on the team are; George Akena, Charles Mbaziira, Josephat Ayebale, Martin Owalamu, Apollo Kasana, Junior Ainamani, Norman Nyamuhaki, Simon Bazibu and Solomon Akodi.
Fredrick Mayindi, Peter Ouma, Vincent Abigaba, Nicholas Luzige and Ronald Mutebi are the midfielders.
There are seven forwards on the team to include; Reagan Mpande, Ivan Wecce, Brian Ssali, James Obedi, Samuel Nsubuga, Noel Nasasira and Francis Onekalit.
This year’s FUFA Big League will be played under a single group with 12 clubs in contention.
Ndejje University, arguably the oldest club in the FUFA Big League is joined by Maroons, Nyamityobora, Luwero United, Water, Blacks Power, Kataka, Proline, Calvary, Kyetume, MYDA and Kitara.
Ndejje University Squad:
- Goalkeepers: Jean Wokoroach, Fred Nyekorach, Blair Aguma
- Defenders: George Akena, Charles Mbaziira, Josephat Ayebale, Martin Owalamu, Apollo Kasana, Junior Ainamani, Norman Nyamuhaki, Simon Bazibu, Solomon Akodi
- Midfielders: Fredrick Mayindi, Peter Ouma, Vincent Abigaba, Nicholas Luzige, Ronald Mutebi
- Forwards: Reagan Mpande, Ivan Wecce, Brian Ssali, James Obedi, Samuel Nsubuga, Noel Nasasira, Francis Onekalit
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Wilfred Muhumuza Kato
- Technical Director: Asuman Lubowa
- Head coach: Timothy Raymond Komakech
- Assistant coach: Ian Ssekago
- Trainer: Collins Odong
- Goalkeeper coach: Ali Ssendegeya
- Team Doctor: Dr. Stephen Musika