As the second stanza of the 2018/2019 StarTimes Uganda Premier League kicked off on Tuesday sleeping giants SC Villa announced 13 new players they will be adding to their squad.
The new players were unveiled on Thursday afternoon at Villa Park Nsambya by head coach Douglas Bamweyana who believes that if they work hard the team’s dignity is in touching distance.
“We are planning and ready to do everything in our power to bring the club’s dignity back and we want you to be with us,” Bamweyana told the Villa faithfuls present.
“We are going to try our level best to give you happiness again because we know you deserve, especially because you have stood us in the hard times.”
Goalkeeper Saidi Keni joins from Proline FC, Suleiman Majanjaro (UPDF), Asuman Alishe (Mbarara) and John Adriko (Kitara) headline Villa’s January transfer business.
Emmanuel Kalyowa also returns from Tooro United, Yakubu Rama comes from Zambia’s Lusaka Dynamos, the club added another international player in Peter Dusuman from South Sudan
Others includes Muhindo Benson (Green Valley), Magwali Ronald (Kabalagala Rangers), Amwine Brian (Makerere University), Nsubuga Hamdan, Mukasa James, (Entebbe FC) and Ashaba Racmac.
The signings will also be seen as replacements for the players that left the club which includes Manco Kaweesa, Savio Kabugo, Shafik Bakaki, Brian Bwete and Edgar Luzige.
“With these new signings, we have solved very many issues, we are satisfied with the current squad, its width and balance. Am assuring you that the new players are good enough to adopt to my style and getting results for SC Villa,” Bamweyana said amidst loud cheers.
Sports Club Villa will play their first game of the second round on Saturday against URA Football Club at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole.
SC Villa start their second round campaign with 14 points, a place and two points above the red zone. They won twice, drew eight and lost five games in the first round.