July 5, 2022

Stanbic Uganda Cup: I found life when BUL found me – Ndugwa

By Brian Aheebwa
Karim Ndugwa (R) receives his top scorer's award in Masindi | Red Rhino Images

Karim Ndugwa can not thank BUL FC enough for helping him out in the revival of his footballing career.

BUL signed Ndugwa as a free agent in January 2022 on a one-year contract until January 2023. 

“I have not been in an organized club such as BUL before, I found life when this club signed me,” Ndugwa told Football256.

“I can not thank them enough, especially the head coach Alex Isabirye for trusting me this much.”

“My fellow players have contributed a lot to my raising again, the coordination has helped everyone individually and the club as a whole,” he added.

He came in to try and replace Musa Esenu who left the club to join Rwandan outfit Rayon Sports and so far so good or even better given that he has been an integral part in landing the club its first-ever silverware.

“I am an experienced player and when Isabirye talked to me I knew I would regain and here we are with our first trophy.”

“Bringing happiness to the faces of thousands and thousands of people gives me joy and I hope to continue doing the same,” he stated.

Ndugwa scored three league goals since joining in January but his presence and guidance to the young players helped BUL to finish fourth in the Uganda Premier League, their best position ever in the history of the UPL.

The forward’s more influence was felt in the Uganda Cup where he scored nine goals and finished as the top scorer.

Of his nine goals, two were scored in the final in Masindi on Sunday as the Oil Manufacturers defeated Vipers SC 3-1 to win their first-ever trophy in the club’s 15 years of existence.

Before joining BUL, Ndugwa had played at a host of clubs both in Uganda and abroad but according to him, the Jinja-based side is the best of all.

In Uganda, he once featured for SC Villa, URA FC, Onduparaka FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Mbarara City FC, and Victors FC (defunct). While aboard he played for Kenyan outfit AFC Leopards and Somalia’s Horseed SC.

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