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  • Soccer. Siblings Moses Ndawula and Sula Kato are some of the players most remembered to have excelled at the club after being acquired from Masaka.

KAMPALA. This week record 16-time league champions SC Villa announced the signing of midfielder Nicholas Kasozi from Masaka-based Big League side Synergy.
As expected, the pronouncement did not attract as much attention despite the player having been consistently summoned for the Cranes towards the end of coach Micho Sredojevic’s tenure as Cranes coach.
This weekend teammate Solomon Okwalinga, who was named the Big League MVP last season, is expected to follow him to Villa Park.
According to the club’s new patron Gerald Kasozi, Villa supporters should brace themselves for similar signings as the club seeks to reestablish itself in the greater Masaka region and at the top of Ugandan football.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, Kasozi explained the direction he wants the club, which last won the league title in 2004, to take to restore past glory.
“Masaka is Villa’s home and we want the people in the area to feel very much part of the club. It is not prudent for all clubs to fight for fans in Kampala when other regions are free.
“The club was at its most popular when it hosted games in Masaka. We are going to recreate that atmosphere because we still have many supporters in the area,” he explained.
Siblings Moses Ndawula and Sula Kato are some of the players most remembered to have excelled at the club after being plucked from Masaka.

Untapped talent
“We are going to play various teams and schools in the greater Masaka region like was the case in the early ‘90’s so as to get untapped talent,” added Kasozi.
The educationist, also believes a separation of powers will be key if the club is to achieve success.
“If we respect the technical team and give them time, let the administration do its work and the fans stick to their role, there is no way we can fail to succeed,” he added.
While the club has made some strides since Ben Misagga was elected president in 2014, there has been a huge turnover of players and coaches with Wasswa Bbosa, the seventh, to take over the coaching reigns in that period.

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According to the club’s new patron Gerald Kasozi, Villa supporters should brace themselves for signings from the region as the club seeks to reestablish itself in the greater Masaka area and at the top of Ugandan football. In an interview with Daily Monitor, Kasozi explained the direction he wants the club, which last won the league title in 2004, to take to restore past glory.