StarTimes Uganda Premier League record champions Sports Club Villa will today pay tribute to their fallen hero Majid Musisi during today’s clash with rivals KCCA FC at the Bombo Military grounds.
It is now 15 years ever since the former Mulago, Pepsi and SC Villa striker passed on and the ‘new Sports Club Villa’ fraternity will pay tribute to the legend Majid Musisi with a moment of silence at the start of their match with KCCA FC.
“He is what Sports Club Villa is today, he was an icon,” Said Villa’s publicist,” Bernard Ewalu Olupot.
“We are proud of our legend. Majid Musisi’s legacy is not only for Villa but for the whole of Ugandan football.”
It is indeed a big deal for us and we will have a moment of silence during today’s game,” he concluded.
Majid Musisi passed on at the age of 38 on a Tuesday night in December 2005 after battling an illness for a long time. He died at his mother’s home in Bwaise, a city suburb, where he was staying when his condition worsened.
Musisi was Uganda’s first professional footballer to make it to Europe and started his career with second division side Mulago before moving on to join Pepsi were he later on joined SC Villa in 1984.
He had a successful eight-year stint at Villa Park before joining Stade Rennes in France in 1992.
The next season he joined Turkish Superliga giants Bursaspor. He then moved to Dardanelspor for a record Ugandan transfer fee of $1m (sh 1.8bn) for two seasons, and this is where he ended his career before returning to Kampala.
While in Kampala, he joined Ggaba United.
Honours with SC Villa
- League champions 1984
- League champions 1986
- League champions 1987
- League champions 1988
- League champions 1989
- League champions 1990
League Top scorer
Honours with Cranes
- 1 CECAFA title 1989
- 1 CECAFA title 1990