Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA FC) have completed the double signing of long-term targets Ashraf ‘Fadiga’ Mugume and Charles ‘Neymar’ Lwanga, Football256 can confirm.
According to information privy to this website, Mugume and Lwanga will be officially unveiled by the club during their weekly TV show on Sanyuka TV; KCCA FC TV at 10 pm on Sunday, June 14th, 2020.
Mugume and Lwanga have agreed to a four-year contract that will see him play at the club until 2024.
Mugume was released by rivals Vipers in January and has been training with KCCA since. The central midfielder was promoted to Vipers’ first team during the 2017/2018 season, after impressing and captaining Vipers’ development side St. Mary’s SS Kitende.
However, he found playing time hard to come by at Kitende featuring just twice for the club before he was shipped out on loan to Police.
Under the stewardship of Abdallah Mubiru, Mugume was given more playing time, finding the back of the net three times, while providing five assists, he found the back of the net a couple of times including the winner against Busoga United.
He was then recalled by Vipers ahead of the 2019/2020 season, playing just four games with one start against Maroons in Luzira.
The 22-year-old came on as a substitute against Onduparaka, Kyetume, and URA, mastering a little under 105 minutes combined before he was released by the club.
On the other hand, Lwanga was released from his contractual obligations with former club SC Villa, after the player dragged the club to the player’s status committee for breach of contract with the club defaulting to pay his salary for nine months.
Lwanga joined Jogoo’s senior team on a five-year contract in January 2019 under former coach Douglas Bamweyana going on to help Villa survive relegation that season.
What was meant to be a season of further growth soon deteriorated into chaos as the player sought justice for unfair treatment.
He was released by the player’s status committee following an appeal against the club, with the player also receiving over nine million shillings in damages.
KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi underlined the need to give his side a facelift by making known the desire to cut off at least eight senior players in order to get onboard players with more youthful vigour.
The signing of both Mugume and Lwanga is indeed a bold statement in what should be a massive rebuild at the Lugogo based side.
The website can also confirm that KCCA FC have finalised terms with former Mbarara City striker Brian Aheebwa and are also in advanced talks with midfielder Pius Obuya whose contract with Maroons is soon coming to an end.