Savio Kabugo

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Savio Kabugo
Personal information
Full name Savio Kabugo
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Kampala, Uganda
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kampala Capital City Authority
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Victoria University SC ? (?)
2014–2015 Kampala Capital City Authority ? (?)
2015–2016 URA ? (?)
2015–2016 Proline Football Club ? (?)
2017– Kampala Capital City Authority
National team
2012– Uganda 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 October 2013

Savio Kabugo (born 20 January 1995) is a Ugandan professional footballer who currently plays for Proline Football Club in the Azam Uganda Premier League.[1] His a cousin to Ivan Bukenya a Ugandan professional footballer who formerly played for Kaizer Chiefs in the South African Premier Soccer League. Savio Kabugo was the Hero as Uganda Beat Ghana 1-0 At Namboole in an AFCON Qualifier in November 2014-His headed goal ensured that Cranes secured a much-needed win. On top of that, he was always imposing in aerial battles, many of which he won. Using his body, he was a manmountain to go past including the several blocks and tackles he won.[2] After the match of Uganda with Togo at Namboole stadium, Cranes defender Savio Kabugo was given a match jersey and also a pair of boots from Emmanuel Adebayor in the Cranes dressing room after impressing him in a match [3]

Club career[edit]

Savio has traded his football in different clubs such as Victoria University SC, KCCA FC, URA FC and currently plays in Proline FC.

Victoria University[edit]

After his good performance in the Fufa Super League, Uganda Cup and also at the Uganda, Savio earned himself a chance for trial at Bidvest Wits in June 2013.[4] In September 2014 while at the national team Savio Kabugo got an injury and his last club game in 2014 was in December against Bright Stars, which he was able to play after taking some pain killers.[5]

KCCA FC[edit]

On January 2015 Savio joined Kampala City Council Authority Football [6] Savio Kabugo was among the KCCA FC players who got an accident while traveling to Ntungamo ahead of a Uganda Cup final 2015 against SC Villa.[7]

URA FC[edit]

On December 4, 2015 Savio Kabugo signed for URA FC on a one year deal.[8] Kabugo played six full games for the taxmen, URA’s 2-1 defeat to Express F.C in March 2016 was his last game in URA FC.[9]

Proline football club[edit]

In August 2016 Savio Kabugo joined Proline Football Club [10] On October 18, 2016 Savio Kabugo scored his first goal for Proline Football club against Sadolin paints F.C at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.[11]

National team Career[edit]

Savio Kabugo made his Uganda national team debut on Wednesday 6 February 2013 at the Amahoro stadium, Kigali in an international friendly game between Uganda against Rwanda where the match ended up in a draw of 2-2, Kabugo played at the heart of defence partnering with Denis Guma.[12] Savio Kabugo is much remembered because of the ninth minute header which ensured a crucial 1-0 victory of Uganda over the fancied Ghanaians in the penultimate 2015 Nations Cup qualifier at Namboole stadium[13] In January 2014, coach Milutin Sedrojevic,[14] invited him to be a part of the Uganda national football team squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.[15][16] The team placed third in the group stage of the competition after beating Burkina Faso, drawing with Zimbabwe and losing to Morocco.[17][18]

PERSONAL life[edit]

Savio Kabugo lost both his parents at a tender age [19]



Winner (1 time): 2013
Runner-up (1 time): 2013
Second runners-up: FUFA SUPER CUP 2013[20]


SECOND runners-up: CBS FM Footballer of the Year 2014[21]


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  15. ^ "Uganda Cranes Regroup For CHAN 2014 Preparations". Archived from the original on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Uganda makes changes in squad for 2014 Africa Nations Championship". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Uganda's impressive CHAN start". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zimbabwe vs Uganda Preview". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
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