Hannington Ssebwalunyo: Maroons Sign ‘Perfect’ Tamale Replacement

Harrington Ssebwalunyo

Maroons FC have completed the signing of goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo from URA FC.

The towering custodian rejoins the Prisons Warders on a two-year employment contract, having left the Luzira side some three years ago.

Upon his unveiling, the player said he is thrilled to rejoin Maroons and can not wait to get started with coach Mohammed Senfuma’s exciting project.

“Coming back to Maroons is something very special for me and my family, Luzira is a place I call home. We shall achieve a lot here collectively,” Ssebwalunyo stated.

The coach is even prouder about Ssebwalunyo’s arrival: “Many clubs have been monitoring him in the recent past, so bringing him here is really good news for the club with wealth of experience.”

“He (Ssebwalunyo) is a good goal keeper we have watched closely since he was here with us before, we feel he is a perfect replacement for Tamale,” the Maroons head coach emphasised, about his new signing.

Ssebwalunyo leaves URA after the arrival of other goalkeepers Dennis Otim and Rodgers Omedwa who will battle for the Tax Collectors’ number one slot with James Alitho.

At Maroons, Ssebwalunyo is more welcome, and is guaranteed more playing time, having come in as a direct replacement for their previous number one, Tamale who left to Rwanda’s Rayons Sports.

During his short time at Maroons, Tamale established himself as the best shotstopper at the club, and in the Uganda Premier League – last season, he scooped two player of the month awards with 13 clean sheets to his name.

The same can’t be said about Ssebwalunyo, who struggled for playing time during his entire stay at Maroons, battling for space with Nafian Allionzi and James Alitho. But with enough time and the trust the team has in the goalkeeper, he’s set to rebrand himself in Luzira.

Maroons also previously confirmed that goalkeeper Amir Nalugoda, defender Patrick Bayiga and and Edward Kabona all extended their contracts with the club, while Brian Nkuubi, Samson Kigozi, Brian Kayanja and Noel Nasasira also departed.



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