The massive recruitment at Uganda Premier League side BUL FC continues as they gear up for the upcoming season.
The club is however more assertive now as they prized away central midfielder Jerome Kirya and defender Douglas Muganga from City rivals Busoga United.
In a confirmation on the club’s website, both players were seen clad in the iconic yellow and light green jerseys as they addressed the club media team.
Kirya couldn’t hide his delight at joining the team: “I am happy to join BUL FC and I am ready to give all I can to help the team succeed. This is a rare opportunity so I look forward to making it count.”
Douglas Muganga would also express his excitement and warned that he would give more than 100% in this new challenge.
The incumbent head coach Alex Isabirye had this to say about the new signings:
“We needed more creativity in midfield which was our major struggle last season. Kirya addresses this with his style of play and undoubtable talent.”
“Muganga on-the-other-hand will help setting up the defense well so as to improve our record when it gets to conceding goals. I think our two new players address the problems we identified in bringing them on board.” Isabirye added.
Kirya has experienced a gradual rise to fame from the youth team at Jinja SS which also doubles as the Academy for Busoga United. It didn’t take him much to feature for the senior team with his debut coming as early as the 2018/19 season given his immense talent.
The two new signings join the long list of players who have crossed from Busoga United and just to quickly mention a few, George Kasonko and South Sudanese international Ivan Wani.
They also join other new arrivals at the club including goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo on loan from URA, Saidi Keni and Forward Ibrahim Nsimbe.