Onduparaka FC latest signing Kennedy Atibuni has promised to impress the fans at his new club and insists that he can achieve ‘a lot of things’ as an Onduparaka player.
Atibuni was announced as the Caterpillars’ third signing on a three-year contract on Thursday, and the silky midfielder was quick to point out his ambition.
Atibuni comes with a lot of promise and has backed himself to produce the goods for Onduparaka, drawing inspiration from his early years as a teenager where he had an unstoppable partnership with Ondu’s former striker Muhammad Shaban.
“I promise the fans to give my all when I am given the chance to play. I love scoring goals. My game is about attacking and I always look to create chances. Therefore, I promise more goals and assists.”
“For example, during the Arua district Post Primary games in 2014 where Shaban won the golden boot, I provided him with ten assists as he emerged top scorer with 16 goals.”
“During the Copa Coca Cola in 2014 where he was voted MVP with eight goals, I assisted him with three,” Atibuni disclosed to Football256.
The midfielder’s record of 23 goals and 11 assists in 45 games during his three-year stay at Diamond Stars speaks volumes for his potential as a creative player.
He scored four goals as he captained Diamond Stars to survival last season after finishing ninth in the Nyagak Group.
Atibuni started his football career with regional side Alpha Rising Stars in 2013/14 where he spent three years before he switched to Big League side Doves All Stars at the start of the 2016/17 season.
He spent a single season at Doves before he was released by the club after he was jailed due to his involvement in a chaotic event with Brian White Foundation in Arua in August 2018.
Atibuni was poised to make a return to Doves All Stars after they showed interest in him recently but snubbed the second division side after learning of interest from Onduparaka.
“Making the decision to join Onduparaka was easy because I have desired for long to play for this club and it is a dream come true.”
“Of course, Doves All Stars were interested, they approached me but it’s all about choice, to see where you can play and market yourself more.”
“I chose Ondu because they play at the highest level in the country and that’s the place to expose myself,” Atibuni said.
His addition brings the number of new recruits to three after Musema Bonny and Jerry Jakisa were unveiled the past weeks.