Mbarara City courting two former Express goalkeepers

GLADYS ZAWEDDE

Mbarara City are in talks to sign former Express FC goalkeepers Mansoor Ivan Mutumba and Martin Elungat.

Mbarara City have been in search of a goalkeeper in this current transfer window after the club lost Thomas Ikara who was on loan from KCCA last season.

The Ankole Lions had Muhammad Ssekeba as Ikara’s deputy while South Sudanese international Emmanuel Rubangkane didn’t feature in any game despite his move at the start of the previous season.

Mutumba is a tried and tested goalkeeper who sprung to the scene with Express FC before he went on to feature for The Saints FC, Lweza FC, Masavu FC and most recently Wakiso Giants.

He was named the best goalkeeper of the 2018-19 FUFA Big League season after guiding the Purple Sharks to a top-flight promotion.

Elungat in action for his former side

Elungat has previously played for Fire Masters, SC Villa, KCCA and Express FC in Uganda, Muhoroni Youth, Thika United and most recently Zoo Kericho last season.

Both goalkeepers have also previously linked to moves to SC Villa but no compromise was agreed upon.

Mbarara City have so far signed Bashir Mutanda, Ronald Edwok, Godfrey Kalungi and defender Ramathan Kareem while Samali Farouk returned from a loan spell at Kigezi Homeboyz.

Pistis Balenge, Jude Semugabi, Muhammad Ssekeba, Soulyamane Bamba, Stephen Othieno, Segujja Swalik Bebe have all signed new contracts with the club.

Mbarara City finished 7th in the previous season with 36 points accumulated from the 25 league games.

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