Mpigi District based Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi says that they will be challenging for the title when the University Football League returns next month.
Henry Mary Lutaaya, the Acting General Sports Tutor of Uganda Martyrs University who took over the office this year, confirmed that their objective is to challenge for the trophy.
“Uganda Martyrs University has a Sports department that handles all sports and we are actively participating in football, rugby, basketball boys and girls and volleyball both on national and international level” started Lutaaya.
“But we also have other games at the University where the students are involved.
“The University offers scholarships to highly talented and ready to study Sports men and women to represent the University in different teams and tournaments.”
The UMU Saints won their only University football league trophy in 2017 after edging MUBS in Namboole.
The side has managed to produce top talents that are playing from different top leagues even outside Uganda.
Some of the players include Owori Douglas who plays in Turkey, Sadiq Ssekyembe who plays for Express FC, Ssekyewa Julius who plays for Onduparaka, Ssempala Ronald who plays for Bright Stars among others.
The University Football League will return in March after it was suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
“For this season, Uganda Martyrs University is well prepared, we have been carrying out trials for two weeks to see that we get the top players who are going to represent the University in this top University league,” Lutaaya added.
“The technical side headed by our coach is also doing its work to assemble the team that is going to challenge every opponent.
“We are also organizing different friendly games with top teams as we look for that feel of top football as the boys get back to full fitness levels.
“Therefore, am sure the boys are ready to win games and put Uganda Martyrs University at the top again.”
UMU will hope to add another trophy to their cabin this season having made it to at least semi finals in the last three editions.
“Our objective this season is to put up a challenge that will take us up to the final, but this has to come with first commitment from both the team officials and the players.
“Our aim is to get maximum points that will take us to the knock out stages and at this stage the UMU Saints always put up a good challenge since we have been amongst the last four teams in the previous 3 seasons.”