Gomba Lions goalkeeper Derrick Emmanuel Were pens down a two-year contract deal at Kyetume Football Club.
The confident shot stopper put pen to paper and will play for the “Slaughters”, an elevation from the lower division football where he has been also playing at Kiyinda Boys in the Buganda regional league.
“I am delighted having joined a Uganda Premier League club. This is a dream come true. I will use this opportunity as a spring board to fulfilling and achieving my personal targets as a professional goalkeeper,” Were, a three-time champion of the Masaza Cup remarked.
About Derrick Emmanuel Were:
- Full Name: Emmanuel Derrick Were
- Nickname: Mannone
- Parents: Samuel Were and Gladys Ayot
- Date of Birth: 21st September 1999
- Place of Birth: Luzira, Kampala
- Height: 5.9 Feet
- Weight: 72 Kgs
- Education: Mivule Primary School, Luzira (P1- P4), Nakirebe Primary School, Mpigi (P5-P7), Risah Standard School, Lugazi (S1-S4), Royal Giant Mityana (S5), Blessed Sacrament Kimanya, Masaka (S6), Uganda Christian University, Mukono (Third Year Student, Bachelors of Business Administration)
- Football Journey: Maroons Academy, Kyebando Hearts, Kiboga Young, Kiyinda Boys (Current)
- Strong Foot: Right
- Role Models: Godfrey Atiku, Emmanuel Akol, Brian “Ziggi” Bwete, Denis Onyango, Vito Mannone, Iker Casillas, Manuel Neuer, Dean Bradley Henderson, Jordan Lee Pickford and Itumeleng Khune
- Mentors: Shafiq Bisaso, Jackson Nyima, Mubarak Kiberu, Mansoor Kabugo Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza, Ben Kalama, James Ochemeri, Jimmy Kintu, Christian “Mago” Magoba
- Best Dish: Matooke and Greens
More about Were; He is the current goalkeeper of four time record Masaza Cup champions Gomba Lions having joined from Ssingo Ssaza last season.
He has won the Masaza Cup tournament three times in four finals (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), winning with Singo (2015 and 2018) as well as with Buddu in 2016.
He joins first choice goalkeeper Joel Vama Mutakubwa whose move to Vipers stalled at the eleventh hour.
Kyetume who had a successful debut season during the 2019/20 season are busy plotting for the virgin season ahead.
Head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi is assembling the technical and playing staff.
Other new signings at the outfit include the Onduparaka duo of Ezra Bidda and Muhammad Rashid, Bernard Muwanga among others.
The new season is scheduled to kick off October 2020, should the Coronavirus situation improve