Salvyn Kisitu; a Ugandan teenage footballer has been picked up Welsh side Wrexham FC after being released by Swindon Town FC.
The 18 year old who also had a loan stint at Banbury United is joined by ex-team mate Liam Walsh at the club that will also see them enroll Glyndwr University for academics.
Speaking to the press on the move, the ex-Leyton Orient junior (U-16) said he is already excited about the move and his aim is to make a first team appearance.
“My aim is to make a first-team appearance,” he told The Leader. “I’m strong, pacey and can grab the odd goal. All the lads are brilliant. It took a week to bond, and it’s like we’ve all been together for a year.”
Kisitu who has spent part of the summer in Uganda believes this is a chance to enhance his education and also carry on professional football.
“The weather out there (Uganda) was blazing hot, it was unreal. I’m going to have to get used to the Welsh weather. This is a great opportunity for me to get my education, get a degree and carry on in professional football. The town has got everything I need,” Kisitu who has a dream of playing Uganda Cranes in the future said.
Kisitu has already made his debut for the reserve side in preparation for the 2014/15 season against Prestatyn starting in defence in a 2-1 loss.
Besides Liam Walsh, Kisitu is joined by James Etherington, 22, from Maidstone in Kent and Liam Sharpe, 19 from Tamworth among others.
ABOUT WREXHAM FOOTBALL CLUB
Wrexham Football Club is a Welsh football club based in Wrexham, Wales. Formed in 1864, they are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional football team in the world.
Manager: Andy Morrell
League: Conference Premier
Arena/Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Training ground: Colliers Park
ABOUT GLYNDWR WREXHAM FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Glyndwr Wrexham Football Academy – an initiative launched by Conference outfit Wrexham and Glyndwr University.
The project has been designed to give young footballers released by other clubs given a second chance.