Scottish outfit Peterhead FC announced the signing of Uganda Cranes defender Enock Walusimbi on Saturday.
The 23-year-old put pen to paper on a one-year contract ending his two-year stay at Express FC.
However, it took a bit of patience for Peterhead to get the deal over the line as revealed by head coach Jim Mclnallyy.
“We made a move for Enock about four weeks ago,” Mclnallyy was quoted by the club website upon the unveiling of the player.
“But, there have been a few hurdles to overcome but the contract has been signed now which is a huge step forward and a bit of a coup for the club.”
“We are now just awaiting clearance from the Scottish Football Association and his work visa.”
“We said we would leave no stone unturned in terms of getting players to the club and Enock’s signing is another example of that,” he noted.
Under Team Fundi, Walusimbi left Uganda and went to Europe for trials with several others including Sadat Anaku.
Despite being in different countries, it may seem as though the duo’s calling was in Scotland where they were heavily involved with Dundee United FC.
Anaku has since joined Dundee United’s senior team on a two-year contract and Walusimbi could also end up there.
In Walusimbi’s one-year deal with Peterhead, it is stated that after the expiry of the contract, joining Dundee is the first option.
Walusimbi joined Express from Soltilo Bright Stars FC ahead of the 2020/21 season and he had a debut campaign to remember.
During that season, the Red Eagles won the Uganda Premier League and the CECAFA Inter-Club Championship with Walusimbi as captain.
“Two years of great memories at Wankulukuku Stadium. Today I say goodbye to everyone at Express,” Walusimbi posted on his social media platforms.
“The officials, coaching staff, players, and also the fans. It was a great honor to captain the team and I thank everyone at the club. Wish you all the best.”
Recently, Walusimbi broke into Cranes senior team and has earned four caps as many more potentially await.
Walusimbi’s new club, Peterhead features in the Scottish League One and they are currently bottom of the 10-team log with a single point from six games.