URA FC has snatched defender Samuel Kato from SC Villa’s grasp, The-SportsNation sources have learnt.
Kato is expected to ink a two-year contract with the Tax Collectors who are assembling a squad to compete favourably next season.
The lanky defender had training sessions with SC Villa, but it’s URA who has since acted swiftly.
The new Villa Serbian coach Dusan Stojanovic has been reluctant to sign players before they train with his team.
And when URA who initially held talks with the player heard that he was training at Villa, they quickly upper chase for the now Rwandese International.
Kato is returning to the Uganda Premier League since leaving KCCA FC in 2021.
He then joined Rwanda’s Bugesera FC on a two years contract and he has been a free agent after his contract expired.
Kato has recently featured for Buddo Secondary School in the Copa Coca cola and won the 2018 edition as their captain.
Kato is also a CECAFA Kagame club winner with KCCA FC in 2019.
He is expected to strengthen the club’s defence that also has Enoch Walusimbi as a latest addition.
Goalkeeper Dennis Otim, Rodgers Omedwa, Moses Aliro, Ibrahim Wammanah, Shariph Kimbowa and Norman Namanya are some of the other additions at the club.
The other four signings are teenagers Godfrey Sekibengo, Denis Luzige, John Innocent Kisolo and Amis Bwangani.