Joseph Ssemujjua celebrates a goal

Tanzania Premier League entity Mbeya City Football Club has acquired the services of winger-cum-forward Joseph Ssemujju.

Ssemujju joins the “Purple Tigers” as a free agent after his mutual consent agreement to part ways with Jinja based Uganda Premier League side BUL Football Club.

Joseph Ssemujju (right) takes on KCCA’s Herbert Achai during one of his last games at BUL Credit: John Batanudde

At Mbeya City, he becomes the fourth Ugandan to join the club after head coach Mathias Lule and his assistant Joseph Kiwanuka as well as left back Yayo Lutimba.

Ssemujju is vastly experienced with pace, trickery and directness, three big ingredients of a potent attacker.

He has formerly played at Vipers Sports Club, Sports Club Villa and Express before featuring at BUL lately.

“Joseph Ssemujju leaves BUL Football Club after 1 and half years’ time. This season, the coach played him in a totally wrong position (right back). He is an offensive player and not a wingback. I have following Ugandan football for long, and for me Ssemujju is the very best Left winger of all with a Ugandan passport, and should absolutely be a boy for Uganda Cranes – as starter. That will be proven now, when it is time to shine and climb the ladder in a better league than Uganda Premier League. At 24 years, Ssemujju, he will now go into his prime time and will definitely be heard about.  The time ahead of him in Tanzania will be good for him”. Agent Jens Leidewall reveals.

Joseph Ssemujju (right) with his agent Jens Leidewall

Ssemujjua is expected to make his debut against Ruvu Shooting on Thursday, 20th January 2022 coming after the historic 1-0 home win against the reigning champions Simba on Monday.

In this January 2022 transfer window, a couple of Ugandan footballers have crossed to over to Tanzania.

Former Police Brian Muluuli Mayanja moved to Mtibwa Sugar, also as a free agent.

Hamis “Diego” Kiiza transferred to Kagera Sugar and forward Joel Oscar Madondo joined second division entity Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Football Club (to join another Ugandan, left back Shafik Batambuze).

Joseph Ssemujju during the Vipers’ days in 2018

Others Ugandans in Tanzania:

The latest additions swell the already existing number of Uganda footballers in Tanzania.

Uganda Cranes roving right back Nicholas Wakiro Wadada (Azam), holding midfielder Khalid Aucho (Young Africans), Tadeo Lwanga (Simba) and goalkeeper Cleo Ssetuba (Bisahara Mara) are already established pillars at their respective clubs.

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

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  1. Will his paper work be done by Thursday really,takes some time. I think Ben Kalama as well has joined as goalkeeping coach from Bright Stars at the Mbeya City club owned by the Mbeya City Council and has number one fan Tulia Ackson,deputy speaker supporting fully financially and was in the stands yesterday as Mbeya City stunned Simba SC her other favourite club.

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