Blacks Power striker Jimmy Okiror has agreed terms to join another FUFA Big League side Lugazi FC, The-SportsNation can reliably confirm.
Okiror has consented to a two-year contract with Lugazi FC, now only awaiting official unveiling, sources close to the player intimated to this website.
Diminutive in physical appearance, the youthful striker is so aggressive infront of goal. At Blacks Power, there were other centre forwards bigger and taller than him, but he was still preferred to start games ahead of them all, because of his ability to hold up play, great sense of positioning and impressive finishing techniques.
The striker was instrumental in coach Vialli Bainomugisha’s Blacks Power side that secured top flight football in style, claiming the number one spot of the available three, emerging FUFA Big League Champions in the 2021/22 season.
Okiror was the club’s second-top scorer with six goals that season, all of which he scored in the first round. He sat out for most of the second round owing to personal issues. He further stayed out as Blacks Power played in the UPL and got relegated back to the second division.
He now joins Lugazi as they want to make a deliberate attempt at qualification to the UPL in their second season in the Big League, after coming very close last season.
They were only 13 points and three places away from qualification, after finishing sixth on the 15-team table with 44 points from 30 games.
Lugazi have already unveiled six new players including Abraham Opio, Solomon Okodi, Freedom Mungudit, Mubarak Mitala, Andrew Odong, and Samuel Nsubuga.
After awarding the head coach William Kyeswa a three-year contract extension, the Leaders have also managed to so far tie down five of their (last season’s) players with new contracts.
Moses Buga, Derrick Ochen, Louis Anguti, Brian Sali and Paul Wasswa have all signed new contracts to stay at Lugazi.
Meanwhile, the club just recently confirmed departure of upto nine players, including their last season’s top scorer Gerald Ogweti and goalkeeper Anthony Emojong.
Bob Charles Akena, Farook Banga, Godfrey Bubi, David Kizza, Tito Titus Lubega, Ben Ntege and Florence Watmon are the other players who left the club during this transfer period.