Thirteen time Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC have officially unveiled Usama Arafat as their fifth signing in the ongoing off-season transfer window.
Usama, who was named the 2020 Masaza Cup Most Valuable Player (MVP) joins the Lugogo side from Kajjansi United Football, a club that plays it’s trade in the Buganda Regional league.
The massively talented young attacking midfielder put pen to paper on a three year long employment contract following a successful completion of his medicals at the MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo.
Highly rated and future star in the making, Usama is a skill ful youngster flourishing for the team offensively as seen from his time at Kajjansi United.
His development was kickstarted way earlier as a simple kid playing in the mud and has since been previously seen playing for clubs like CRO and Mbale Tigers Academy.
The superb display while with Busiro county in the recent 2020 Masaza Cup tournament helped to unleash him to the country stage conversation where he attracted the attention of many Premier League giants with his eventual destination being Lugogo.
While at the tournament, he convincingly netted a mouthwatering four goals and assisted as many as his Busiro county team finished third which rightfully earned him the award.
He spoke highly and eloquently about the opportunity to play for this gigantic football club during his unveiling:
“KCCA is one of the biggest clubs in the country and the opportunity to play here shouldn’t merely be an excitement for me but rather a task that i have to work for. My goal is to give everything for the team.”
Usama is a young brother to Cranes goalkeeper Ismael Watenga and is seemingly on a quest to become a key member at KCCA FC as coach Morley Byekwaso starts a rebuilding process the forthcoming season.
He joins a young and industrious KCCA side with flamboyant experience that is geared towards creating balance in the team as a transition takes centre stage.
His undoubled talent is added to a list of the mass influx of new players at number five with the likes of Brian Majwega, Emmanuel Alex Wasswa, Brian Kayanja and Yasser Mugerwa already acquired by the club.
It will surely be a both passive and engaging adventure watching how the new KCCA FC gaffer Morley Bwekwaso amalgamates the young players with the experienced ones while maintaining KCCA’s proverbial football philosophy as well done by his predecessor over the years.
The club is currently in Dar es Salam, Tanzania on a quest to defend their CECAFA Kagame Cup title that was won in 2019. They will have to negotiate passage into pool B against Academie Le Messager Ngozi, KMKM Sports Club and Tanzanian giants Azam FC.