After having been elected as the interim chairman of Paidha Black Angels fc last week, Lewin Piyic believes that the club will soon bounce back stronger than before.
The club that played in the final of the Uganda cup against KCCA fc in 2017 and gained promotion to the Uganda premier league the following season has been relegated to the FUFA Regional league.
When asked by www.westnilesports.com about what could have gone wrong, the former Ediofe Hills Fc, KCCA Fc and Arua Central Fc striker said;
“Being a peoples’ club, most of our resources came from the community and the biggest problem was disunity among the fans which was caused by different sects that wanted to be fully engaged in decision making of club affairs though in anti-football ways”.
Lewin added that;
“That same problem disorganized the management and players as we got torn apart even during match days”.
As the side now starts another journey in the Regional league, it has been stated that the constitution amendment process is ongoing but top on the list will be the ownership criteria.
Lewin, who is on a half year interim basis until when a congress is organized later this year also said that they are looking at how resources will be mobilized through various ways that they deem fit to empower the club.
Once that gets done, Lewin added that;
“Our first priority will be to qualify for the FUFA Big league and of course the Uganda premier league the season after. We have a new set of young players that will take us through this process”.
Lewin’s interim executive is fully made up of former players who have seen it all. Some include; former captain Adebu Jerry who is the CEO, former Police and Mbale Heroes fc player Nega Abraham as head of technical affairs, Silvio Jalaru, Pitua Albert, Awara Tumito, Amooti Steward, Godwin Odubutwa, Kumakech Fred and Kissa Kelly who is the club Patron.
The club traded off most of last season’s squad to pave way for youngsters in the coming regional league season.
Some of the senior players to have left recently include, former captain Choka Julius, Eric Oting and Odagiu Khalid who all signed for Yumbe side Calvary Fc.
Lewin Piyic factfile
He started playing during his days at Oturgang boys primary school before joining Paidha secondary school, McAlister secondary school in Mbarara and finally Nile High Secondary school in Arua.
He joined Paidha Black Angels as his first club in 2005 before switching to Paidha business community fc in 2006.
Blistering performances then attracted Father Ayiko’s Ediofe Hills fc which he represented alongside Ceasor Okhuti in the 2007/2008 Uganda premier league campaign as he went on to score 8 goals.
After earning relegation with Paidha Black Angels, Lewin’s stand out acts did not stop George “Best” Nsimbe’s KCCA Fc from Lewin’s boots and he scored 3 goals for the Kasasiro lads before featuring for Arua Central in the subsequent premier league season.
After another relegation with Arua Central fc, Lewin signed for Congolese side Mabanga fc in 2010 before a home return to boyhood club Paidha Black Angels in 2011.
In 2014, he became player and club chairman until when he got replaced by Odong Aggrey in 2015 shortly before he featured for the side that gained promotion to the 2015/2016 big league season.
A nasty accident ruled him out of active football in 2016 until when he bounced back in 2020 as an advisor and now as an interim chairman.
Lewin Piyic, who also serves as secretary for social services for Paidha town council holds a Beginners’ coaching license.