Innocent Maduka

Management of Arua Hill Sports Club has completed the signing of talented Nigerian born midfielder Innocent Maduka.

Maduka, 22, put pen to the dotted lines of the employment contract after agreeing a two year deal.

The details of the contract as regards the settlement fees (sign-on dues), salary and other allowances could not be readily established owing to still contractual clauses embedded.

Maduka signs as a free agent from Black Power Football Club that rebranded from Bukedea Town Council where he scored 6 goals in the recently concluded FUFA Big League season.

The Nigerian is well known for his exceptional dribbling abilities, shooting and ball passing skills with blistering pace his other advantage advantage.

Innocent Maduka in action against Gaddafi during the 2020 -2021 FUFA Big League season (Credit: Kampala Sqoop)

He becomes the second official signing for the Leopards who were promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League unbeaten.

Former Kyetume captain Yusuf Sharif Saaka was also accorded a two year employment contract.

Arua Hill will remain on a mission possible to reinforce their squad ahead of the start of the 2021 – 2022 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.

Besides Arua Hill, Tooro United was also directly promoted to the top flight division.

Any of the four remaining clubs; Blacks Power, Proline, Nyamityobora or Gaddafi could also make the grade.

About Maduka:

Innocent Maduka was born in Abia, Kaduna State in Nigeria on 3rd March 1999.

He embarked on the football career at Hassan Academy. He then joined Kaduna based Jimbaz Football Club in 2013 where he spent three seasons.

In 2016, he transferred to Jamba Football Club and later Kaduna United.

The journey to Uganda:

Maduka came to Uganda in 2017 with the aid of sponsors. He settled in Northern Uganda based Amuka Bright Stars (Lira) in the second division before suffering relegation in that same season.

He was then snatched by Bukedea Town Council (now Blacks Power) in the 2019-2020 season.

During the first season, he scored 3 goals with 4 assists before covid-19 interrupted the league.

In the 2020-2021 season (also disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic), Maduka scored 6 goals and made 6 assists in the league.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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