Uganda U-20 defender Simon Baligeya has penned a 3-year contract with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club.

This was revealed by the club via their official website.

Baligeya is a former Busia Young player and was part of the Uganda U-20 national team (Hippos) that won silver at the AFCON U-20 championship in Mauritania, West Africa.

He had earlier played in the national Copa Coca-Cola secondary schools tournament where he featured for Standard High Zana in 2015-16, Bulo Parents from 2017 – 2018 and lately Kibuli SS in 2019-2020.

“I am very happy to be here, it’s honestly not that easy. Over the years, people have been accustomed to the mentality that URA only fancies experienced (old) players. My move here has proved otherwise and I believe it is going to be exemplary and encouraging for other younger players. I intend to utilize the experienced of the players here to improve myself. and I am ready to learn from each one of them. My plan is to work hard, and pray that my chance comes and so I can utilize it to showcase my capabilities,” Baligeya noted as he spoke to the URA FC Television.

He joins former club goalkeeper James Alitho, Living Kabon among the new recruits this summer.

Midfielder Julius Mutyaba renewed his contract by three other years

Another defender Geoffrey Wasswa is still in final talks with the club.

URA will represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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

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