Derrick Ndahiro in action while still at SC Villa

Intelligent pint-sized left back Derrick Ndahiro has signed a three-year employment with URA Football Club.

The binding documentation between the two parties were signed on Monday, 19th July 2021 after a lengthy period of discussions, according to reliable impeccable sources inside the club.

Ndahiro, 22, has been at Sports Club Villa for three seasons since the 2018-2019 season when he was captured from third division side Kamwokya United.

He is envisaged as the direct replacement for Brian Majwega whose employment contract expired at the end of last season as has since indicated a return to his former club KCCA.

Since last season, Ndahiro has been one of the most sought-after players at URA as he was nearly signed before the start of last season.

URA beat stiff competition from champions Express as well as three Rwanda Premier League clubs; Rayon Sports, AS Kigali, and Police to the signature of the talented left back who can also be deployed as a left attacker.

Derrick Ndahiiro beats Mbarara City defender Hilary Mukundane

The tax collectors are building a formidable side that will be able to compete favorably both on the local (Uganda Premier League and Uganda Cup) as well as the foreign (CAF Confederation Cup) fronts.

Ndahiro, despite his small body, is perceived as one of the best local left backs in the country with excellent game-reading antics, ball-passing skills, shooting, and crossing abilities.

His ability to defend and attack in equal measure has often elevated him above many players in his position.

URA also agreed to extend the employment contract of midfielder Julius Mutyaba by three years.

The club has also signed former Ondparaka talisman Living Kabon, Uganda U-20 defender Simon Baligeya (Busia Young and Kibuli SS), and goalkeeper James Alitho.

Alitho makes a return to the club that he once served with diligence.

Talks between utility defender Geofrey Wasswa and the club are expected to resume after a stall.

They are also in the process of confirming the technical team as head coach Sam Ssimbwa had his employment contract run out.

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

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