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UPDF FC planning raid on Mbarara City over out of contract midfielder 

Solomon Okwalinga scored four goals for the Ankole Lions in the recently concluded season.

ELIAS KAYONDO

After successfully acquiring the signature of head coach Brian Ssenyondo, UPDF FC are now targeting to secure midfielder Solomon Okwalinga’s services.

Okwalinga, formerly of Synergy FC, has also previously appeared for the Lugogo based side KCCA FC and Arua based side Onduparaka FC.

In 2019, Mbarara City managed to acquire the midfielder for the second time having previously featured for the club in 2017.

Okwalinga limps off the pitch. (Sanyuka TV Photo)

He is currently a free agent having completed his two years’ contract on a second stint with the Ankole Lions.

If Okwalinga joins UPDF, it will be a reunion for him and his former manager Ssenyondo with whom they were at Mbarara City as well as Synergy.

However, Mbarara City FC with the stewardship of Livingstone Mbabazi are already negotiating terms to retain the midfielder who can ably play both offensive or defensive depending on the role of deployment.

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