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Lanky Forward Ogweti Renews Contract With Busiro

Lethal striker Gerrard Ogweti “Mwenda” has finally committed his stay at Masaza Cup big spenders Busiro Ssaza Football Team for another year.

Ogweti who joined Busiro last year from Busujju had run out of contract with the Ssaza before the confirmation on a new one year deal on Monday afternoon at Kenlon Hotel in Mengo.

Immediately after putting ink to dotted line, the center forward disclosed to ChimpReports his ambitions going into the 15th Masaza edition.

“I’m officially a Busiro player and I’m excited about renewing my contract with one of the biggest Ssaza Team. My target for this year’s Championship is to perform to everyone’s expectations and help my team win it’s maiden trophy. I expect to use this edition as a step towards playing in the Uganda Premier League,” he said.

Last season, Ogweti who is known for his enviable pace, unquestionable energy levels, and finishing exploits, scored five goals for Busiro and guided the team to the finals before losing 1-0 to holders Bulemeezi.

Busiro’s bankrolling manager Paul Nsubuga is optimistic about seeing his side win its maiden title and remains optimistic about landing more fresh legs.

“I’m very happy to see that we have retained some crucial players and we have geared up the roster with the recruitment process. We expect to see more players sign with us though we expect to layoff some other players after the trial session,” Nsubuga told this website.

The orthodox center-forward joins team captain Kasule Brian, defender Wasswa Paul, and Ivan Mayanja who have all renewed their contracts with the Sentema Ssaza outfit.

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Also, the 2019 finalists have confirmed signing diminutive onrushing winger Sembatya Lawrence “Lora” from Kabula Ssaza. He currently plays for Ndejje FC in the first division.

Busiro has never won the Masaza Cup tournament since it’s interception in 2004. Last year, they came close to winning their crown only for Bulemeezi to prolong their title drought in the finals played at Namboole.

The 2020 Masaza Cup tournament is earmarked for this month, but its kickoff date is still muted by the Coronavirus concerns.

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