Maroons FC have reached an agreement to sign lethal attacker Umar Kyebatala on a season long loan from Vipers SC.
The 18 Year Old chose to join the two times Uganda Premier League Champions despite interests from other top division clubs in East Africa.
Kyebatala was among the youngsters promoted to Vipers senior team in 2019, alongside Jacob Okao.
The promotion was inevitable as Kyebatala had proved his worth, helping St Mary’s SS Kitende to win the Copa Coca-cola in Jinja and FEASSA games in Arusha.
He got his senior team debut in the league, as Vipers won 1-0 against Kyetume FC.
To begin with, Umar explained why he chose to join Maroons while speaking to Maroonsfc.co.ug : "What convinced me to come is the contact with the coach, he showed me that he wanted me. I wanted to come so I could play and deliver for the team".
He also believes he can help out straight away, "in the past few months, I have been training alot to be ready to play".
"This is a good team, they play good free attacking football. I want to bring my experience here and help the team to keep winning, I remain focus to help the t
eam and that means enjoying myself on the pitch, and scoring and assisting. That's the aim for me these next 12 months".
" Am also happy my team mates joined in like Okao and Lawrence, we shall add value to the club".
Umar Kyebatala joins Lawrence Tezikya, Isaac Mpagi, David Ndihabwe, Brian Nkubi, Jacob Okao, Samson Kigozi, Arafat Kakonge and Noel Nassasira.
His shirt number will be announced soon as he joins the One Force squad for the pre-season training soon.
Name: Umar Kyebatala
Current Team: VIPERS
Loaned out: Maroons FC.
Leagues: Uganda Premier League
Seasons: 2019/20, 2020/21
Birthday: 12th May 2004
Everyone at Maroons welcomes Umar Kyebatala to the club.
The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Maroons Football Club LTD.
Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to maroonsfc.co.ug as the source.