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Pictorial: SC Villa Strengthen Squad With 13 New Signings

SC Villa has boosted their squad with 13 new signings ahead of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The unveiling ceremony was held at Villa Park, the training ground for the league record winners, on Thursday afternoon in front of the beloved Jogoo fans and members of the press.

Goalkeeper Saidi Keni joins from Proline FC, Suleiman Majanjaro (UPDF), Asuman Alishe (Mbarara) and John Adriko (Kitara) headline Villa’s January transfer business.

Emmanuel Kalyowa has also joined the club form Tooro United, Yakubu Rama comes from Zambia’s Lusaka Dynamos. The club added another international player in Peter Dusuman from South Sudan.

The signings will also be seen as replacements for the players that left the club including Manco Kaweesa, Savio ‘Ginola’ Kabugo, Shafik Bakaki among others.

SC Villa start their second round campaign with 14 points, a place and two points above the red zone. They won twice, drew eight and lost five games in the first round.

SC Villa will start their campaign with a game against URA at Namboole on Saturday.

The Squad

New Players
Saidi Keni (Proline), Asuman Alishe (Mbarara), Adriko John (Kitara), Sula Majanjaro (UPDF), Yakubu Rama (Lusaka Dynamos), Muhindo Benson (Green Valley), Emma Kalyowa (Tooro), Magwali Ronald (Kabalagala Rangers), Brian Amwine (Makerere University), Nsubuga Hamdan (), James Mukasa (Entebbe FC), Racmac Ashaba (Kyambogo University), Peter Dusuman (S.Sudan).

‘Old’ Players:
Yusuf Wasswa, Sam Kivumbi, Ashraf Mandela, Moses Kiggundu, Habib Kavuma, Derrick Ndahiro, Lincoln Mukasa, Albert Mugisa, Ambrose Kirya, Pius Wangi, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Mike Sserumaga, Bashir Mutanda, David Owori, Charles Lwanga.

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Enjoy the gallery

Benson Muhindo
Brian Amwine – Villa fans referred to him as ‘New Andy Mwesigwa’ during unveiling
Club PR – The Passionate Sharon Adong
Villa Coach Douglas Bamweyana was all smiles
John Adriko makes a U-turn
Mr Axe – Suleiman Majanjaro will put on jersey 8
The tower – Asuman Alishe will make his second stint
Emma Kalyowa
Nakamanya (blue) led the cheering fans at the unveiling
Ashaba Racmac
Peter Dusuman
James Mukasa
Ronald Magwali from Kabalagala
Bashir Mutanda (in front) will hope that the scoring burden is eased
The New additions
Villa’s secretariat and other officials
The Technical team

More details to follow