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Masaka Boss Mbabaali Buys Lweza FC

Masaka LC5 Chairman Jude Mbabaali
Masaka LC5 Chairman Jude Mbabaali

Masaka LC5 Chairman Jude Mbabaali has bought off majority shares of Lweza Football Club, ChimpReports has learnt.

Reports indicate, the Democratic Party inclined politician has reached an agreement to buy the relegated side with majority shares 75%.

Mbabaali, also a city a lawyer, acquires the club from Ahmed Ddamulira popularly known as Opa who has been the sole proprietor of the club since the days of playing in the lower divisions.

It is believed the club that will play next season in the Fufa Big league (the second division) will shift base from Wankuluku to Masaka.

Mbabaali harbours plans of making the club the premier team in the region with the hopes of reviving football passion in the region.

Since the demise of Masaka FC in 2015, the region has not had a team playing in the top league not until SC Villa decided to hosts games at Masaka Recreation Centre.

Due to the Fufa regulations prohibiting change names of clubs upon sale for up to two years, the team will play as Lweza Football Club but there is a suggestion to change the name to Greater Masaka United FC.

Ahmed Ddamulira still retains 25% of the shares.

However, the nitty-gritty of the deal still remains undisclosed.

On the other hand, Lweza administrators are also closing on the deal to buy off Simba FC, a team that plays in the Fufa Big league.

It is believed the new team will be a direct replacement for the sold off Lweza FC with reports the name Simba will be changed to Kajjansi United.

Lweza had a dismal campaign last season that saw the Orange brigade relegated from the Azam Uganda Premier League.

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