SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Onduparaka FC have announced the signing of goalkeeper Michael Kagiri and defender Steven Akena Junior.
Kagiri acquired from URA FC signed a contract of two years while Akena signed a one year but renewable contract.
For starters, Kagiri was in between sticks when regional league side Kajjansi United eliminated Vipers from last season’s Stanbic Uganda Cup on penalties.
He has previously turned out for St. Julian and St. Mary’s Kitende, KB Lions, Lweza FC and D.R. Congo’s AS Newtil.
Kagiri is expected to compete with Austin Atiino Opoka and Stephen Ogiramoi for the club’s number one slot in goal.
Akena, also formerly at Ndejje United is primarily a right-back but can play as a central defender as well.
Onduparaka have so far confirmed 21 new players as they embark on a rebuilding process ahead of their fifth season in the Uganda Premier League.
The Arua outfit will be coached by Vialli Bainomugisha who will be deputized by Abu Mubarak Wamboya and goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Kongo.
*Bonny Musema (Odramacaku FC)
Jakisa Jerry (Nebbi Central)
Kennedy Atibuni (Diamond Stars)
Moses Okot (Bright Stars)
Oscar Agaba (Masaka City)
Shaban Wasswa (Paidha Black Angels)
Ronald Odokonyero (On loan from URA)
Austin Opoka Atiino (Busoga United)
Augustine Akoch (Light SS)
Nelson Opio (Saviours FC)
Emmanuel Odur (Saviours FC)
Emmanuel Okech (Saviours FC)
Jasper Okello (Saviours FC)
Kenneth Makama (Bukedea Town Council)
Simon Okot (Katwe United)
Steven Ogiramoi (U-Touch FC)
Gabriel Matata (Mvara Boys)
Noel Nasasira (On loan from Kyetume)
Stephen Akena Junior (UPDF FC)
Michael Kagiri (URA FC)