SPORT: Uganda’s Lumala Apologizes After Hitting Teammate in Protest Over Substitution

Pyramids FC player, Abdu Lumala.

Uganda Cranes player, Abdu Lumala, has come out to apologize after he hit his colleague at Egyptian Side, Pyramids FC with an unidentified object while protesting his substitution in a match.

His side Pyramids FC was Monday playing away to Entag Harby FC in the Egyptian Premier League game won 3-2 by the visitors.

The Ugandan who is barely three months at Pyramids started the game but would later be substituted by Coach Sebastian Desabre, a move which seemingly did not sit well with him.

Irritated and angry, the former Swedish side Kalmar FF player walked off the pitch but as he approached the bench, Lumala, 22, in protest, kicked an unidentified object that hit one of his colleagues on the bench.

Pyramids FC is yet to publicly comment on Lumala’s unprofessional conduct but the player admits that what he did was not called for.


In a couple of tweets, Lumala describes his behaviour as “not acceptable.”

“I would like to apologize on behalf of my team mates and technical staff and our fans it’s not acceptable am very sorry,” tweet Lumala moments after the game on Monday.

An hour later, he said in another tweet that the conduct is not his true definition and that he is not one who gets angry in such away to the extent of kicking other people. He regarded the behaviour as stupid.

“As I wrote earlier, am sorry though people will start to judge but those who know me as a person, am not that kind of person who gets that angry. What I did was a stupid reaction from me, I accept. I didn’t actually kick anyone. And it won’t happen again am a professional player. sorry,” reads Lumala’s tweet.

Lumala had a good performance and was a top performer with Uganda Cranes in the recently concluded Africa Nations Cup in Egypt, having participated in all the four games up to the round of 16 stage.

Meanwhile, Pyramids’ win yesterday moved it top of the Egyptian league with 11 points from five games, one point ahead of second-placed Zamalek FC who played four games and two off Al-Ahly who played three games.

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