Just over a month after costing a spot in the Uganda Cup semi finals, Charles Lukwago has apologised for his actions.
The goalkeeper fouled Express FC forward Charles Musiige with five minutes to play to enable Martin Kizza score an equaliser from the resultant penalty and see KCCA eliminated from the Uganda Cup on away goals.
With the season already concluded, Lukwago who is currently with the Uganda Kobs in Saudi Arabia has finally responded and apologised for his actions.
“It is with heartfelt feelings that I write to you our beloved fans and all stakeholders for the first time in a very long time. However, it comes following the sad events of 4th June 2021 at the MTN Omondi
Stadium in Lugogo. I am here to apologize to you all for the heart-breaking mistake I made in our Uganda cup quarterfinal match against Express FC on that dark day.
It was not only a mistake against our old rival but also one that got us to miss the
semi-finals of the competition. I wholly understand we were in control and were only minutes away from progressing to
the last four. As captain of this mighty club, it was my duty to ensure progress but not let my team and you the fans down. I am entirely sorry for the pain I have caused you since. As long as I am still at the books of KCCA, I will serve and work my lungs out to restore this club’s pride and bring back the smile on all your faces. To my teammates, I am sorry I let you down but I promise to diligently lead and by example going forward. To the management and technical team, thank you for trusting me and standing by my side. I assure you I will do my very best from now onwards. Lastly, our dear fans please take care of yourselves and your families in these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. May God protect you all.”
Lukwago has captained KCCA since May 2019 when he took over from Timothy Awanyi.