Football is one sport where a decision made by management could make or break the club structures instantly, lest in the long run.
At a time the mid-season transfer window is wide open, clubs are on a serious look out to poach the best talents and beef up their respective squads.
Mbarara City Football Club, also dubbed as the Ankole Lions by its faithfuls has aggressively entered the domestic players’ market.
The latest player brought on board is a young, well-built and energetic defender, Ronald Ocitti Otti from little known Buganda regional outfit Nangabo Green Valley Football Club, one of the teams in the third tier league.
Mbarara City has confirmed the signing of Ronald Ocitti from Nangabo Green Valley.
The club confirmed the signing that comes to join the likes of tried and tested Asuman Alishe.
Mbarara City FC has brought in a new central defender by names of Ronald Otti Ocitti. He joins the club from Nangabo Green Valley.The Ankoke lions wanted to sign him at the beginning of the season but couldn’t complete the transferMbarara City FC Statement
Otti would have signed at the beginning of the season but couldn’t complete the transfer pending paper work issues.
Whereas Otti could be looked as a long term strategy to prepare for the club’s unknown future, the player himself has to quickly adjust to a lot of issues at hand – training, conduct and pressure that comes therein.
Definitely, fans could demand instant delivery given the demands of the game week in, week out.
Relatedly, the Top Bet sponsored club has released a number of players.
Experienced forward Karim Ndugwa has since returned to the parent club Wakiso Giants Football Club since he was on loan at Mbarara City.
Defender Hamim Ssemakula , defensive midfielder shield Sam ‘Jajja’ Kansiime, stylish albeit sturbborn Methodius Bassy and right winger Eliezar Okorie are all options ready to be released to seek greener pastures in the next paddocks.
The team owner (majority stakeholder) Mwine Mpaka dreams of a self-sustaining club and he is ready to plan for the present state and future of the club.
There is need to strike a balance between the current team we have and how we shall look like in the future. We need a balance between young and experienced playersHon. Mwine Mpaka, Director Mbarara City FC and Western Region Youth Member of Parliament
Mbarara City FC under coaches Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (manager), Baker Kasule (assistant) and Ssenyonjo have shocked everyone including themselves to say the least with a top three performance in the first half of the season.
Traditional giants as Express, SC Villa and URA are all way down from the Ankole Lions who still have a competitive round of 32 duel away to BUL in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.