By Denis Turyahebwa
Kampala: URA FC has confirmed the signing of Derrick Ndahiro on a three-year contract after throwing in towel from SC Villa.
The twenty-year-old left-back has been one of the best prospects in the game in his position and was so instrumental for his former side in the previous season.
Meanwhile, commenting about Ndahiro’s move, FUFA President and MP Eng. Moses Magogo clarified that Ngahiro didn’t resign, but rather his contract expired and both parties agreed to part ways.
“No,not throwing in towel. His contract expired at villa and both parties agreed not to renew the contract,” Magogo told our reporter via WhatsApp chat.
Ndahiro started his football career in 2017 with Kamwokya side Riverside Forest Park FC before moving to SC Villa, where he has been since 2018.
The starlet couldn’t hide his excitement at the realization of this switch and had this to say, “I am quite happy to sign for URA FC. The club is one of the best in the country and is looking forward to playing at the top level and improving my game while here.”
When asked about his motivation to make the move, Ndahiro was quick to point out his conviction that the club would take him to the next level but couldn’t shy away from the persuasion from his friends that are already with the club.
The friends that he speaks about are Benjamin Nyakoojo, Ashraf Mandela and team skipper Shafik Kagimu with whom he was eager to share the field and dressing room.
His approach to the idea of competition for positions was as blunt as saying that the former was a necessity for the progress of any player at the top level and that he was not oblivious to that fact.
URA Finished second in the Star-Times Uganda Premier League last season behind Champions Express football club but with a difference of one point separating them not forgetting the league was forced to end due to the pandemic and also in accordance with FUFA rules, 75% had been played which allowed Express FC to be crowned Champions.
There URA is doing everything to strengthen different departments in order to come stronger next season and challenge for the league title.