Jamal Salim

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Jamal Salim
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Uganda
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Express
2012–2014 KCCA
2014- Al Merreikh
National team
2011– Uganda 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 February 2014

Jamal Salim (born 27 May 1995) is an Ugandan footballer, who plays for Al-Merreikh in Sudan.[1]


Salim has played club football in Uganda for Express and KCCA.[2]

He is popularly known as Jamal Salim but his family name is Magoola and he has also been referred to as Jamal Magoola. He was signed by Express FC after the Inter regions tournament in 2011 which was won by his team Central. In 2012 he was attending Kampala University as a first year student undertaking a degree in human resource management and was one of the nominees for Bell Super League goalkeeper of the year.[3]

The Observer (Uganda) in 2012 described him as a 21-year-old goalkeeper who made telling saves and stood firm under pressure in his first season in the Uganda Super League.[4] He made his international debut for Uganda on 10 July 2012 against South Sudan.[2]

In July 2013 Salim was a member of the Kampala Junior Team (KJT) at the Gothia Cup in Sweden and Tivoli Cup in Denmark playing for the Under 18 side. The team won the Gothia Cup and Salim subsequently became embroiled in an "age-cheating" controversy. Salim changed his name to Omar Magoola and made an immense contribution in the finals by saving two penalties.[5] In Winter 2014 left Uganda and signed with Sudanese side Al-Merreikh.[6]


  1. ^ "Magoola's El Merreikh close gap in Sudan League". FUFA. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b Jamal Salim at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ "What You Should Know About Jamal Magoola – Express FC Goal Keeper.". Uganda Picks. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Best and worst of 2011-2012 Bell Super League". The Observer. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Age Cheats: KJT use over-age players in Gothia and Tivoli Cups". Kawowo Sports. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  6. ^ "losing key players such as Jamal Salim to Al Merreikh". Oberver Uganda. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-02-17.