With the 2019 Airtel Masaza tournament just months away, record holders Gomba Ssaza FC are already charting the way forward with the luring in of Turkish coach Omer Selli.
Selli has been a Ugandan resident for the past five years and holds a CAF ‘C’ license he acquired two years ago after a successful course at the headquarters of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
His arrival was confirmed by Mansoor Kabugo, the chairperson of the Gomba Ssaza football team.
“It is very true we have brought on board a Turkish coach Omer Selli. He will be unveiled before the media on Friday, 22nd March 2019. Coach Omer Selli has the expertise and will handle the team well because he is qualified and has the experience,” he said.
The Turkish is a tried and tested coach in Ugandan Football having tutored at Turkish Light Academy and now stationed at Galaxy International School, Lubowa.
Gomba has won the Airtel Masaza Cup four times; 2004, 2009, 2014 and recently in 2017. They are closely followed by Mawokota with three cups won in 2005, 2007 and 2013.
Ssingo, the defending champions have two titles (2015 and 2018). Kooki (2006), Kyadondo (2008), Buluri (2011) and Bulemeezi (2012) each have one crown.
Meanwhile, the Gomba Ssaza organizing committee has Celestino Jackson Musisi, the head of Gomba Ssaza as the overall leader.
Kabugo is chairperson of the organizing team with Joseph Sserwada as his vice chairman.
This year’s tournament is ear-marked to kick off mid June.
Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup Past Winners:
2018 – Ssingo
2016 – Buddu
2015 – Singo
2014 – Gomba
2013 – Mawokota
2012 – Bulemeezi
2011 – Buluri
2010 – Not Held
2009 – Gomba