Katwe United Chairman Allan Sewanyana has broken silence since his side earned promotion to the FUFA Big League.
Katwe United beat Kajjansi United 3-1 at Lugogo on Friday, overturning a 2-1 loss in the first leg at Kitende, to win 4-3 on aggregate before storming the second tier of Uganda’s football league hierarchy.
Following a historic promotion, Ssewanyana who doubles as the Makindye West Member of Parliament has stressed about how spending will not scare him.
“Iam not am scared about spending in the big league,” Ssewanyana who is in Egypt to support the Uganda Cranes told this website exclusively.
“People talk a lot about how difficult it is to maintain the team but my players have been paid even in the region. I am going to add more guns and we will be good to go.
“Therefore am very ready to make history in Ugandan football come next season.”
It should be noted that this was the second time in a row that Katwe United had made it to the playoffs, having lost to Kiboga Young last year.
Alex Katumba, Allan Bukenya and Denis Lwetute scored the important goals as Katwe United achieved promotion amidst wild celebrations from the Katwe United fans at Lugogo.
Ssewanyana will be hoping that his side ease through the league’s second tier to storm the top flight on first asking.
The Big league is littered with long trips including journeys to West Nile and Kabale, with some teams fined with walkovers after failing to honour fixtures due to weak financial muscles.
It is estimated that a trip from Kampala to play a Club in the North will cost about Sh5M only in Transport and accommodation.
Katwe United who had won the Kampala Region League, are coached by respected former goal poacher Hassan Mubiru and assisted by Isma Kintu.
Did You Know?
Ssewanyana, commonly known as ‘Musajja wa Bwiino’ by many locals, is the Shadow Minister for Sports in Parliament. He is a member of the committee on Education and Sports.
He is a former LCV Councillor for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Sports editor for Nile Broadcasting Services (NBS) TV and Top Radio 89.6 FM; sports columnist for Ennyanda sports newspaper, member of the board of directors for the Uganda Premier League and a former board vice chairperson for KCCA FC.
He served as the vice chairperson for KCCA FC from 2012 to 2015 and as a member of the board of directors for the Uganda Premier League in the same period.
He personally played football at the National League level for Top TV FC from 2001 up until 2004 when he fractured his collar bone, the injury that all but ended his footballing career.