Express FC have tied down holding midfielder Daniel Shabene to three more years at Wankulukuku, with his departure not expected at least until 2025.
The 25-year-old penned down a three-year contract extension on Tuesday with the Red Eagles, promising to keep chasing his dream at the club he joined in 2019.
“I’ve been a part of the Red Eagles since 2019 and leaving the club would mean a change in my desires. Express has what I want and it’s nice here,” he said to the club media.
In his first three years, the midfielder won the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League and the CECAFA Kagame Cup under Wasswa Bbosa.
Current head coach James Odoch was then Bbosa’s deputy, and he (Odoch) and Shabene will hope to achieve more glory together.
“I’ve worked with the new coach and anyone who loves making the game interesting would surely love to keep around. This is my second Spell at Express FC so that means being there for more achievements and successes,” Shabene roared.
Odoch noted: “He (Shabene) is a great ball player, he also has experience that makes him suit our targets for the next seasons. It’s an absolute advantage that we have had him extend his contract.”
“I think he is a magnificent holding midfielder and the fans will and have always enjoyed watching him because he’s creative, he has ideas.”
“With his ambitions, targets, and positivity, I believe we can build a strong and competitive team within the centre of the pitch.”
The club is undergoing a rebuilding process and has as a result extended Joshua Musoke’s contract as well, albeit, for an undisclosed period.
However, they have had a few players leave including Murushid Juuko, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Erick Kambale, and George Senkaaba.