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Reports: Former Kira Young Director takes over Tooro United

Former Kira Young director Jimmy Lukwago has reportedly taken over Tooro United | courtesy photo

Former Kira Young Director Jimmy Lukwago has bought a controlling stake in Uganda Premier League side Tooro United. 

Lukwago has been out of football management since his now defunct Kiira Young was relegated from the top division in 2015.

A series of administrative struggles followed, as Kiira failed to honour a couple of big league games, and subsequently relegated further to lower division leagues. 

Lukwago then lost interest in the club labelling football ‘bloody hell’, and a failure to find a potential investor into the club, the club was wound up and consequently dissolved around 2016. 

“I am nolonger interested in football, It is hell!. I have invested alot, but I have been left devastated. Its better I concetrate on my private businesses and leave the game alone,” Lukwago declared in 2016 as Kiira Young was dissolved. 

According to our sources, Lukwago has had to fork out approximately 320 million Ugandan shillings to take over the club from Godfrey Galabuzi who purchased the club in June from then owner Smart Obedi.

Galabuzi who acted through his agent city businessman Sperito Sessanga, purchased the club for 200 million as well.

But he still preferred to act behind the curtain until recently when head coach Wasswa Bbosa was involved in a heated argument with him that he came to the fore. 

Tooro United have enjoyed an exceptionally poor start to the season, finishing the first round 13th on the log, two points off the relegation places. 

The club have also been involved in financial troubles, as the players have gone months without payment, with a couple of high ranking officers including long serving Chief Executive Officer Moses Tusiime and Public Relations Officer Shaban Lubega throwing in the towel. 

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