Uganda Cranes defender Joseph Owino has been named new Captain of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC) the club official website confirms.
According to impeccable sources, the all squad was tasked to make choice for the skipper and they all unanimously zeroed on the former SC Villa, Azam FC and Simba defender.
Owino will be assisted by goal keeper Brian Bwete and fellow defender Derrick Walulya as first and second assistants respectively.
“Owino was chosen by his team mates for his personality”, argued Head Coach Paul Nkata.
“He commands respect amongst fellow players”.
After receiving the club’s armband, Owino vowed to ensure unity in the squad and also sets his eyes on a double next season.
“My focus will be team work and much effort to ensure the team wins a double in the upcoming season”, he told urafc.co.ug.
Owino takes over from right full back Simeon Masaba who replaced long serving skipper Manko Kawesa currently at Sports Club Victoria University.
Owino started his football career in Masaza football tournament before joining SC Villa. He later joined URA FC where he last played before joining Tanzanian side Simba SC in 2010; he was member of the Simba SC team that won the Tanzania Vodacom league unbeaten.
He also played for big spenders Azam FC before rejoining the tax collectors.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey Kayondo was also appointed as the technical director at the club.
In other news, URA FC is set to face with Tanzania giants Simba SC in an international club pre-season friendly game at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam this Saturday July 20th.
Paul Nkata has named a 16 man team for the squad minus strikers Frank Kalanda, Kasirye Davis, midfielders Nsumba Augustine and Kyeyune Said who were summoned on for the CHAN return match against Taifa Stars of Tanzania. Owen Kasule and new signing from SC Villa Opolot Martin however did not travel with the team due to injuries.
TRAVELLING SQUAD: Yasin Mugabi, Allan Owiny, Brian Bwete, Ganja William, Yayo Lutimba, Jonathan Mugabi, Feni Ali, Joseph Owino, Walulya Derrick, Erukana Nkugwa, Musa Docca, Oscar Agaba, James Kasibante, Sam Sekitto, Allan Munaaba and Emmanuel Ngama