Uganda Premier League side BUL Football Club have confirmed the acquisition of the services of former SC Villa goalkeeper Saidi Keni on a three-year deal with his proposed stay with the Jinja side having to stretch till 2024.
Prior to this new development, Keni had been among the released players by the Jogoos following contract expiry, which thus rendered him a free agent at the time of his move to the Eastern giants.
The ecstasy on the face of the player at the unveiling was there for all to see as he hastened to express his great ambitions and objectives for his new home and how these are to be realized.
“I am excited to join BUL FC, the club harbours a host of big ambitions for now and the future, something that prompted my decision to join. I am ready to give in all I can so that we achieve all our set targets ,” Keni told the club’s media.
The former Proline custodian has had a stellar career in goal at SC Villa and will be hoping to have the same luck at his new home where the pressure is expected to increase with no disrespect to his former club.
Keni becomes the first official signing for the club in the new era of Alex Isabirye’s stewardship, whose own unveiling was done earlier this week.
The goalkeeper was full of praise for his new gaffer and spoke highly of his good personality and people skills. Keni believes that his career as a player is in the right hands with Alex Isabirye.
The process of putting their house in order started with a mass exodus at the club earlier this month which included: veteran defender Musa Walangira, Dennis Okot, Charles Sempa, Robert Mukongotya, Anwar Ntege, Elvis Kibaale, Deogratious Ojok and Jimmy Kulaba.
The previous season, BUL FC finished 11th on the Uganda Premier League table, with 33 points which epitomized the level of disappointment at the club. It was at that juncture that they sought a return to their competitive routes.
Intensifying preparations for the forthcoming 2021/22 season seems to be the priority for the BUL FC. The technical team is already sorted and therefore one should expect more players working unto the reception door.