Newly promoted Uganda Premier league side Gaddafi FC head coach Abdul Mubarak Wamboya has set his target for their Maiden UPL Season that is slated to kick off this Friday.
Wamboya, a former Onduparaka FC coach, was officially unveiled this week on Tuesday as the new head coach for the upcoming UPL Season.
Speaking to the club’s media in his maiden speech, Wamboya couldn’t hide his delight before expressing the team’s readiness for the new season.
“I’m happy to be part of the Soldier Boys and we are very set for the season. The morale in the camp is boosted and the boys are ready,” Wamboya said.
On their first attempt, Gaddafi sealed a place in the top flight league following their 2-0 victory against Proline in the FUFA Big League Playoffs Final played in Njeru on August 17th this year.
This being their first time in the Uganda Premier league, Wamboya has sights on finishing in the top ten teams in their maiden season.
“Our target is to finish among the top ten but also to acquire that will make this possible,” Wamboya added.
Wamboya will be assisted by Hassan Zungu, who was head coach in their promotional Campaign last season while Ssebagala Frank Kisitu will serve as the Goalkeeping coach.
At the same event held at the Gaddafi Arena on Tuesday this week, the club also unveiled their 27-man squad for the upcoming season.
Among the unveiled players are some of the new recruits that Hassan Musana from KCCA FC, Paul Musamali (Myra FC), former Mbale Heroes captain Jamaldine Buchochera among others.
The club also confirmed the signing of FUFA big league MVP Munguchi Steven on a permanent deal, who was on loan at the Jinja based side from URA FC last season.
In preparation for the Upcoming season, Gaddafi have had some Practice matches against UPL sides. They registered a goalles draw against Express FC, lost to Vipers SC 2-0 among others.
They will begin their Uganda Premier league journey as they host Busoga United at their new home Gaddafi Arena on 17th October next Sunday.
GADDAFI F.C Full Squad, Shirt Numbers For 2021/22 Season
Magada Abdu 31
Mutebi Ronald 1
Onen Franco 14
Buchochera Karenzi Jamaldine 24
Paul Musamali 4
Mpanga Sula 6
Sibira Yunus 15
Tenywa Henry 20
Kirya Amos 21
Kalumba Brian 26
Kitata Alex 32
Muwawu Faiza 13
Musama Hassan 3
Munguchi Steven 8
Otongo Willis 12
Bithum Nsumbiano Ronald 7
Mujjampwani Paul (GK) 29
Bamukyaye Mark 10
Bukomba Davis 19
Waiswa Andrew 5
Serwada Naziru 17
Kawagga Godwin 30
Mulimi Frank 18
Obele Ronald 22
Massa Ibrahim 27
Madondo Joel 11
Kyeyune Umar 16
Director of football: Salmin Saleh
1.Head Coach: Wamboya Mubarak Abudu
2.Assistant Coach: Zungu Hassan
3.Goalkeeping Coach: Ssebagala Frank Kisitu
4.Fitness Trainer: Ngalire Geoffrey
- Team Doctor: Mutebe Precious Edwin
- Physio Therapist: Kayomba Solomon
- Kits Manager: Muyanga Isaac
- Kits Manager: Mukibi Abbey
- Kits manager: Kokuru Paul Odichu