Onduparaka FC head coach Bainomugisha Vialli believes that midfielder Atibuni Kennedy will prove to be a player of great importance to the club.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder joined the Caterpillars from Regional League side Diamond Stars FC and signed a three-year contract with them.
According to Vialli, Atibuni’s signing is an added advantage to the club given his talent and age.
“We know we have attacking midfielders in the team but adding more gives us added advantage,” Vialli said during the player’s unveiling.
“Each of them including Kennedy (Atibuni) have a lot to prove and offer the team this coming season. We all hope he will fit in the boots of some of the big attacking midfielders this club has had,” he added.
The former Mbarara City coach went on to say that the club needs young players like Kennedy who he believes will give the squad a backbone upon which he will rebuild the squad on.
“Onduparaka is a club that believes in nurturing talent and if the scouts recommended a player like Ken then it’s good to have him on board.”
“He is young and has played the game of football for some time so it will be easy to work with him,” he noted.
During his high school, Kennedy captained Arua Public SS where he played alongside Mohammad Shaban and Andama Denis Koko who have both featured for Onduparaka.
He becomes Onduparaka’s third signing during this transfer window after the signing of Bonny Musema and Jerry Jakisa.