Uganda Premier League (UPL) table leaders BUL FC have re-signed striker Musa Esenu on a two-year contract from Rwanda’s Rayon Sport.
Esenu, who has also previously played for Soana (now Tooro United), KCCA FC, Vipers SC and Busoga United in Uganda scored 21 league goals for Rayon Sports, with his seven goals in the Peace Cup helping the club win the competition in October last 2023.
Before leaving for Rwanda in January 2022, Esenu had spent three years at the Jinja-based club, establishing himself as a key member of the team, and also guiding the Eastern Giants to their first ever Uganda Cup final in which he also served as a makeshift goalkeeper.
“I am so privileged to have this opportunity to return to the place I call home. I had offers elsewhere but I said no, I have to return home because I feel very happy when here. This is where I feel the sense of belonging and peace, and I have a couple of colleagues here.”
“BUL gave me the opportunity to play abroad yet I still had a contract but when I talked to them, they allowed me to move and showcase my talent which I surely did. So, that is another thing I considered because they were there for me, they cared for me and they supported me unconditionally.
“Now I come back with a bag of experience because I was a winner in Rwanda. So the experience I got elsewhere will help me work hard, put in all the efforts and work hand in hand with the technical team, and I believe we shall achieve more.”
“I have been keenly following the club ever since I left and the performance over the years has been impressive. So with the colleagues I have found here, and with a collective effort from everyone at the club, I believe we shall be champions Insha Allah.”
BUL head coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere believes the striker can help him win the league, he expects nothing but goals from him;
“I think he has come back here to score goals not to waste time. Therefore, his presence is going to beef up our striking line that already has the likes of Alex Kitata and Gerald Ogweti, and I think we are going to have a better competition.”
“I welcome Musa Esenu back home. He is one of the players I trained since senior one. I saw his potential when he was still young. Now that he is joining the big club BUL for the second time, he is most welcome,” the coach added.
Esenu is the second player to join BUL in this January transfer window after defender Frederick Ngalo, who crossed over from Jinja city rivals Busoga United.
Meanwhile, the club has so far released three players including striker Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte, Richard Ayiko and Joshua Okiror.
After 15 UPL games, BUL lead the 16-team table with 33 points, three more than defending champions Vipers with 30 in second place. The Eastern Giants have won upto ten times, drawn thrice lost just twice in the process.