KIU Rangers announced the signing of Moreen Atulinda on a two-year deal.
Atulinda returns to Rangers after spending the last two years with JKL Lady Dolphins, a side with which she won the Women’s National Basketball League title in 2019.
“I am happy to be back at a place I call home. My basketball career started here after High
School and it has to end here. I’m back to enjoy the game, I’m back home and it feels
good,” said Atulinda as quoted in a press release.
During her first tenure with Rangers that lasted more than five years, the power forward
led the team to multiple National Basketball League playoffs semifinals appearances.
Rangers head coach Roger Sserunyigo is happy to have Atulinda back in the roster for the forth-coming season that starts in April and says she has been the missing link in the frontcourt.
“Moreen is a missing link filled in the area of the front court. There’s a lot of potential from
her to exploit. She has a good mid-range shot, excellent at rebounding, and communicates
efficiently,” Sserunyigo said.
Atulinda joined Rangers after High School in 2010 but was in and out of the team thereafter due to education commitments at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She joined the team permanently in 2015, playing for four straight seasons before leaving for JKL Lady Dolphins in 2019.