Another SC Villa star confirms departure

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David GOMBE

Umar Lutalo has confirmed his departure at Uganda Premier league champions SC Villa.

Lutalo joined Villa at the start of the 2021/22 season on a three year employment contract from Aspire Academy.

He confirmed his departure at the 17 time Uganda Premier league champions via his social media channels, thanking the club management led by President Omar Mandela, teammates and fans.

To the esteemed president Hajji Omar Mandela and his Executive Committee, your unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental in shaping not only my career but also the success of the club. Thank you for believing in me and providing me with the opportunity to contribute to the rich legacy of SC Villa.”

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“To my fellow players, it has been an absolute honor to share the pitch with such talented individuals. Your dedication, passion, and camaraderie have been the driving force behind our triumphs. Together, we have achieved the unimaginable, and I will forever cherish the memories we have created on and off the field.”

Umar Lutalo leaves SC Villa

“To every member of the club staff, your hard work behind the scenes does not go unnoticed. From the coaching staff fo the medical team, from the kit managers to the administrative staff, each one of you plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the club. Your professionalism and commitment have been truly inspiring, and I am grateful for the tireless efforts you put in day in and day out.”

“Last but certainly not least, for the loyal fans of SC Villa, you are the heartbeat of this club. Your unwavering support, whether rain or shine, home or away, is what fuels our passion and drives us to succeed. Winning the StartTimes Uganda Premier League title of the 2023/24 season was a dream come true, and to be able to share that moment with you after 20 long years of waiting is something I will cherish forever.”

 

“As I embark on the next chapter of my career, I carry with me the invaluable lessons and memories I have gained during my time at Sports Club Villa. Though my journey with the club may be coming to an end, my love and respect for each and every one of you will endure forever.”

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Last season, Lutalo scored 8 league goals for the record Uganda Premier league champions only behind their top scorer Patrick Jonah Kakande.

KCCA FC and Ethiopia Giants are interested in Lutalo’s signature.

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He joins captain Kenneth Semakula and attacker Abas Kyeyune who was sold to Cleopatra Celemica of Egypt at the exit door.

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