Bika Football’s most experienced player bows out with pride

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Gladys ZAWEDDE

Herbert Ntege, a player with the highest number of appearances in Bika football has officially retired after 20 years of service.

He was part of the Ffumbe team that finished third after they defeated Kkobe 4-1 courtesy of Anwar Ntege’s hat trick and Muhammad Senoga Kagawa’s goals.

We managed to get upclose with him to take us through the journey he has always revoured with immense pride and adoration.

“I was blessed to join the mighty clan while still young during the time when Edward Golola was coach”

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Golola was then coach for Hearts United.

“I managed to join so many clubs and get good relationships with so many people people because of the clan and I leave a happy man who greatly loved representing the mighty clan.”

He played with the likes of Hood Kaweesa, Hussein Walusimbi, Manko Kaweesa, Eddie Kaweesa, Mark Nsobya, Micheal Ssekabira, Sula Walusimbi, Alex Ndugga,Mathias Kisitu, Mathius Kisitu, Micheal Sebaringa, Micheal Kimuli and Patrick Kimuli now the head coach.

In the 20 years while playing for Ffumbe, Ntege managed to win two championships.

“In 2005 and 2009 I was part of the team that won the Bika Bya’baganda Football championship although at times I feel I would have won more than that because of the many talented and committed players the clan is blessed with. I retire a happy man though”.

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Ntege played for Bunamwaya SC (now Vipers SC), SC Villa and Victors, Hearts United, Moyo United.

He retired from active football years ago and currently works with Buganda Land Board in the Physical Planning department.

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