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Moses Mugume, a football fan who turned up to witness the trials at Kakyeka stadium, says the promotion of the club to the premier league means a lot for the people of Mbarara and the entire Western region.

More than 130 footballers are in Mbarara for trials to join Mbarara City Foot Club ahead of the new Azam premier league season. Mbarara City Foot Club opened this morning at Kakyeka stadium for the players to allow the players to showcase their talents for signing.
 
URN saw Nasibu Ndita, the Assistant Coach Mbarara City Foot Club taking the players through drills to test their physical fitness. Mike Dungu, spokesperson, Mbarara City Foot Club, says they are looking at recruiting seven more new players to boost their team so as to compete favorably in Azam Premier League.

  
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Nasibu Ndita, the Assistant Coach Mbarara City Foot Club, says the trials will go on until July.

           
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Moses Mugume, a football fan who turned up to witness the trials at Kakyeka stadium, says the promotion of the club to the premier league means a lot for the people of Mbarara and the entire Western region.

 
Mbarara City Foot Club was founded in 2010 as Citizens FC after the management of Citizens High School in Mbarara decided to start a team to compete in competitive football to help nurture young talent at the school.
 
 
The team competed in the Western Uganda Regional League starting from 2010 to 2014. It won the 2014 Western Uganda Regional League and was promoted to the FUFA Big League. 

In 2015, Citizens F.C. was renamed Mbarara City F.C mainly to get acceptability among Mbarara residents and tap into the huge fan base although the team remained under the management of Citizens High school.
 

Mbarara City FC has been featuring in FUFA Big League. On May 5, 2017, the team qualified to play in the Azam Uganda Premier League after defeating Synergy F.C.  Mbarara City FC will use Kakyeka Stadium as its home ground.

 

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Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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