Abraham Opio, 22-year old goalkeeper, has agreed and committed to a three-year employment contract with Big League side Lugazi FC.
The agreement will bind the player to the club at least until 2026. He’s Lugazi’s fifth new signing after Freedom Mungudit, Mubarak Mitala, Andrew Odong, and Samuel Nsubuga.
Opio was signed from KCCA FC, where he has spent over two years, but never got chance to prove his qualities with the first team. So he sought for his chances elsewhere. So when Lugazi came calling, he gladly took up the opportunity.
“I’m really excited about joining Lugazi Football Club and can’t wait to join up for pre-season,” Opio expressed after being unveiled at the club.
“I have the same commitment to football, the same motivation and the same hunger for success as I had at the beginning of my career, and I love the challenges brought by the top quality players you face while playing in the FUFA Big League.”
“Lugazi FC has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to be part of the team, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success and to deliver at this great football club,” Abraham further stated.
KCCA’s preferred first choice goalkeeper at the moment Anthony Emojong was also at Lugazi last season, on loan from the Lugogo side, before impressing and being taken back by his mother club.
Another goalkeeper, Florence Watmon was also released by the club a few weeks, so now Opio’s arrival at Lugazi is just timely.
The shot-stopper has further showcased his talent at Ndejje Junior team in the 2018/19 season, after developing in the Football for Good academy between 2015 to 2019.
At the moment, Opio is with Mawokota Ssaza team in the ongoing Buganda Masaza tournament and has proven to be the first choice goalkeeper of the team.