Abel Eturude has revealed why he joined Express FC after ending his spell with Arua-based Onduparaka FC.
The former SC Villa player signed a two-year deal with the Red Eagles as the club reinforces the squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.
“I feel so great to join Express FC, it’s a big club with great history and it’s one of the few clubs at least every Football player would love to play for,” Eturude says in an exclusive interview with The-SportsNation.
“This club has great ambitions and I believe we shall work hand in hand with the technical team and the fans so that we restore back the pride of Express FC, In God all things are possible”.
On what attracted him to join Express FC, the former Maroons central midfielder says:
“Express FC is a big brand in Ugandan football. I was contacted by the club and they told me about their ambitions and why they needed my services. And the head coach, I have worked with him and I know his capabilities.”
Despite a good spell at Villa, Eturude struggled at Onduparaka which he has blamed on illness.
“At Onduparaka FC most times I found myself being ill frequently compared to as I was at Villa that’s why I didn’t click”.
On leaving Onduparaka FC, he explained: “I made a decision that had a lot of risks especially with my career as a football player”, “i felt i let my friends, fans and family down at some point it hurts because i personally hate discouraging anyone but I always believed all things happen for the good”.
“SC Villa and Express, I wouldn’t like to compare them to Onduparaka because those two are just sleeping lions but very great teams with great history even at the continental level but I wouldn’t rule out Onduparaka because it took a single season to make a brand for themselves, so they can build on that to make the team much greater.”
Eturude is expected to have a starting place in Wasswa Bbosa’s team, and the midfielder has set his targets.
“Yes I have my personal plans and ambitions especially after being out of action for a full season. I will need to work hand in hand with the technical team which is willing to help me out because they know my capabilities.”
“Besides my own plans God has the best and perfect plans for me I will need to trust in him more”.