BUL FC’s newly signed forward Gerald Ogweti has joined Mbale Heroes camp ahead of the club’s Big League opener against city rivals Kataka FC.
Last season, Ogweti was at Lugazi, where he emerged as the club’s top scorer, and second top scorer in the Big League with 18 goals, before being confirmed as BUL’s first signing this season.
On Monday, Ogweti, and another BUL youngster Shafik Kwikiriza were spotted training with Mbale Heroes, and are both set to feature for the Surgeons against Kataka in the Mbale City derby on Tuesday, 26th, September.
The two players, who are both below 21 years of age are legible to play for the Big League side alongside their parent club BUL in the Uganda Premier League under the newly legalized double-licensing scheme orchestrated by FUFA a few weeks ago.
Under the new arrangement, a player in either one of the top two divisions can bear licenses for two teams and be in line to simultaneously feature for both clubs in a single campaign, including his parent club, and another lower league team.
FUFA president, Moses Magogo explained that before making it functional, it was first considered that the new arrangement will work for the better, especially in terms of developing players who rarely get playing time at their clubs.
This must’ve been the case for Ogweti and Kwikiriza, who were listed amongst BUL’s twelve forwards, but had to beat competition of well established and better placed forwards including Reagan Kalyowa, Martin Aprem, Samuel Sekamatte, Alex Kitata, Lawrence Tezikya, Joel Madondo and Anthony Mayanja besides three other forwards.