Wakiso District fourth division outfit, Five Stars Football Club officially unveiled Allan Kabonge Kivewala as their head coach.
Kabonge was given an open contract during an event held at Nkumba primary school play-ground (Kataka).
The event was graced by the club leaders Shafiq Kakooza (Director), Fahim Katongole (Chairman) and Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shafiq Kigongo.
Kabonge has been a free agent since parting ways with FUFA Big League side Katwe United last season.
“It is a big honour to serve a club within my own locality. I am indeed humbled. I feel I am indebted to serve football to the best of my expectations especially with grooming young talents,” Kabonge said.
He has worked with clubs as Aurum Roses, Entebbe, Paidha Black Angels, Onduparaka, Lake Victoria Soccer Academy and lately Katwe United.
Kabonge will work alongside other assistants as Conrad Kayizzi, Hassan Wasswa and Herman Redondo.
Club director Kakooza vowed to keep the technical team intact in a bid to help the club actively involved with the ambitions of qualifying to the third division (Buganda region).
“We welcome Allan Kabonge to the Five Stars Football Club – Entebbe family. We believe his experience will spur the club to greater heights. Also, we promise to accord the technical support all the necessary support possible,” Kakooza noted.
In his address, the chief guest at the event Kigongo lauded the management of Five Stars Football Club for the efforts of driving the club to the right professional channel.
Particularly, Kigongo was impressed by the way Five Stars has managed to recruit good players, technical staff and luring sponsors on board.
“I am particularly impressed that one of our members in the Uganda Youth Football Association has managed to transform from an amateur setting to a professional lineage. I urge the other members to follow suit,” Kigongo implored.
Meanwhile, the club added a new sponsor Entebbe Airways to the swelling list of partners.
Entebbe Airways will be branded on the front part of the club jersey. They join other club sponsors as the Van Der Ended Groep family, Five Stars Sports Centre – Entebbe and JB Solar.
The club also officially unveiled a 20-man squad that will be used for the 2022-22 season.
Five Stars Football Club – Entebbe also has a solid structure with teams from the U-8 age category to players in their early 20’s.
Additional reporting by David Isabirye