Mission UPL: Kataka Confirms Five New Signings

Geoffrey Sserunkuma

Mbale-based FUFA Big League side Kataka FC have confirmed five new signings after the closure of the mid-season transfer window.

Veteran striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma from newly promoted Uganda Premier League (UPL) side NEC FC tops the list of new January arrivals at Kataka, as the club aims to make another attempt at qualification to the top flight.

“He is a Fox in the box,” the club expressed with confidence as they warmly welcomed the former KCCA, Lweza, MYDA player to Mbale.

The former Uganda Cranes striker is as prolific as his statistics indicate; he made 47 appearances and scored 15 goals for the national team.

Sserunkuma has gained world-wide experience, having formerly played for foreign clubs like Bloemfontein Celtic, Vasco Da Gama and Buildcon.

Besides Sserunkuma, Kataka also acquired the services of Isaac Balyejusa – another ‘out of favor’ forward from NEC.

The three other new Kataka players are winger Muhammad Nsereko from Gaddafi FC, youngster Chris Nsubuga from Amus FC and towering centreback Abdul Rahman from Black Panther FC.

Kataka wound up the first round with a 2-1 victory over Booma at Mbale stadium to climb to fifth place of 15 teams with 23 points from 15 games – just two places and four points below the qualification bracket.

Sserunkuma, Balyejusa and Nsubuga are yet to join the team’s programs, but Nsereko and Rahman were seen training with Kataka, and even played in two friendlies last week.

The Big League second round kicks off this week with Kataka making a trip away to Kiyinda Boys on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

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