Dickson "Dickov" Igga

Overview:

Dickson "Dickov" Igga was birthed as the first-born child Gordon Baiga and Winfred Kyohairwe (now both deceased) in Rutooma, Bwizibwera – Mbarara city.

From Rutooma – Bwizibwera, a virtually unknown village in Western Uganda city of Mbarara was born a football talent Dickson “Dickov” Igga.

Igga grew up in Rutooma, lived and studied there from infantry until his entire adult life.

Last year, Igga left Uganda for the United States of America where he is currently at Isthmus City Football Club, an entity in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), Midwest Conference

“I am happy to be at Isthmus City Football Club.” the right back-cum-center half opens up.

“I want to help the team (Isthmus City FC) to win the league, represent Uganda here (in USA), inspire the youth to engage in sports and keep believing.” He adds.

Dickson Igga in action during a training session

Igga was birthed as the first-born to Gordon Baiga and Winfred Kyohairwe (now both deceased) in Rutooma, Bwizibwera – Mbarara city.

He studied at Boma primary school in Mbarara city. He studied O-Level at Lugoba Secondary School, Wakiso District and completed the A Level at Bishop McAllister College Kyogyera, in Sheema District.

At Bishop McAllister College – Kyogyera, he was part of the team that competed at the 2011 national Copa Coca Cola championships in West Nile region (Arua city).

He then had his Diploma in business administration at Bishop Stuart University before upgrading to the Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration at the same university.

Igga played in the famous Pepsi University Football League (UFL).

Football Career:

Igga featured for a number of regional clubs in Western Uganda ranging from Bushenyi United, Bwizibwera Football Club, Bwizibwera United, Igongo Sports Club (Captain) and Mbarara Football Club.

Bushenyi United team
Igongo Team (Igga is wearing captain’s arm band on the extreme right)
Mbarara District Team in the Ankole Districts Tournament 2022, (Igga is standing just behind the goalkeeper)

He also played in the national beach soccer league with Bishop Stuart University.

Recently, he joined Isthmus City in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), Midwest Conference.

He is expected to face off opposition as Chicago Nation Football club, United Serbian Sports Club, Lake Football Club, Chicago Strikers Football club as he aspires to get the club promoted to the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Bishop Stuart Beach soccer team
Bishop Stuart team

“The target is working hard to help Isthmus City Football Club get promoted to the United Soccer League in the coming season” Igga noted.

Since he moved to the United States of America (USA), Igga has been acclimatizing to the “harsh” winter and windy weather conditions.

“Due to winter conditions in the US, we have been training indoors and have only trained outside for a couple of days and shall play the first build-up match against Paradigm Football club on Sunday, 19th March 2023” Igga noted.

Dickson Igga during a photo-shoot at Isthmus City Football Club

He yearns to fully utilize the opportunity at Isthmus City Football Club as a stepping-stone to inspire millions of young Ugandan footballers in Uganda.

Igga is nick-named Dickov after retired Scottish retired forward Paul Dickov who also had successful spells at Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester City, among others.

His manager-cum-representative Ronnie Santos has a lot of faith and hope in him.

Dickson Igga is hardworking and committed. I am optimistic that he will prosper and succeed.

Ronnie Santos, Representative for Dickson Igga
Dickson Igga juggles the ball on snow

Detailed Profile:

  • Name: Dickson Igga 
  • Nick-name: Dickov
  • Parents: Gordon Baiga and Winfred Kyohairwe (Both deceased)
  • Place of Birth: Rutooma, Bwizibwera – Mbarara city
  • Education: Boma primary school, Mbarara city (Primary), Lugoba Secondary School, Wakiso district (O-Level), Bishop McAllister College Kyogyera, Sheema District (A-Level), Bishop Stuart University (Diploma in business administration & Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration)
  • Positions of play: Right back & center half
  • Current club: Isthmus City Football Club (USA)
  • Previous clubs: Bushenyi United, Bwizibwera Football Club, Bwizibwera United, Igongo Sports Club (Captain) and Mbarara District Club

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

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