Lt. Col Ivan Lwanyaga, attached to the Senior command and staff college, Kimaka, who doubles as the club’s patron says the team is a link between the force and the neighboring community.
Gadafi football club unveiled in Jinja district on Friday.
Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF officers attached to
Jinja zone have unveiled Gadafi Football Club.
The football club with a squad of three soldiers and 22
civilians was unveiled at the Speke Courts Hotel in Jinja district on Friday.
Lt. Col Ivan Lwanyaga, attached to the Senior command and
staff college, Kimaka, who doubles as the club’s patron says the team is
a link between the force and the neighboring community.
“This club is for both
UPDF and the general public, because it will act as a link aimed at strengthening
our already existing relationship in ensuring peace for our communities,”
He adds that the team is a partnership between civilians
and selected officers who have agreed on using it as a tool to advocate for physical
fitness and having healthy diet among the youth.
On his part, Lt. Edrine Ochieng, the team’s president says the club has progressed from the lower division to regional level.
He further says that their target is to play in the Fufa Big League
next season. “Football is our main platform for inspiring the youth. We are therefore
working hard so as to progress to the Big League which will attract more public
involvement in our club led activities in the community,” he says.