Uganda Cranes and former KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago has finalized his deal to Ethiopian outfits, St.George on a two-year contract.
Earlier in July, Football256 reported that KCCA had accepted the Ethiopians’ bid to sign the experienced shot-stopper, and completion has always been a matter of time.
Lukwago joined KCCA towards the start of the 2016/2017 season before he was given the armband at the commencement of the 2018/2019 campaign.
As skipper, Lukwago led the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ to the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup, their second and first after over 40 years(1978).
Lukwago also won two league titles(2016/17 and 2018/19) and two Uganda Cups(2017, 2018) for the Lugogo based side.
The former Lweza, Sports Club Victoria University, and Proline Football Club player has vast amounts of experience playing on the continent for both club and country.
He was part of KCCA’s continental journeys for the last five years, playing in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2017 and the Champions League in 2018.
Apart from playing in different CECAFA Senior challenge Cup editions, Lukwago also played for Uganda in the 2019 COSAFA Cup and the 2020 CHAN finals in Cameroon.
He now joins a list of other Ugandan goalkeepers to have featured for the 12-time Ethiopian Cup winners in Hannington Kalyesubula, and Denis Onyango. The most recent was Robert Odongkara who left in 2018.
The Horsemen have not won a league title since 2017, and the Ethiopian Cup has eluded them since 2016 and will rely on Lukwago’s experience to bring back the glory days.