Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC) has signed a central defender Simon Baligeya as first signing on a three year contract ahead of 2020/21 season.
“Simon Baligeya has signed a 3-year contract with URA FC. The central defender will be a tax collector for at least until 2024.”
Baligeya was part of the historical Under 20 Uganda national team that featured in just concluded Total U20 African Cup of Nations that was hosted in Mauritania were Uganda were runners up of the tournament.
The defender was outstanding in the Copa Coca-Cola secondary schools tournament where he featured for Standard High Zana in 2015-16, Bulo Parents from 2017 – 2018 and lately Kibuli SS in 2019-2020.
While talking to URA TV,
“am very happy to be here, it’s honestly not that easy. Over the years, people have been accustomed to the mentality that URA only fancies experienced (old) players. My move here has proved otherwise and I believe it is going to be exemplary and encouraging for other younger players.”
“I intend to utilize the experience of the players here to improve myself. and I am ready to learn from each one of them. My plan is to work hard, and pray that my chance comes and so I can utilize it to showcase my capabilities,” he added.
URA FC still have concerns to deal with Head Coach’s contract which got expired and still hesitant on renewing it and they are set to represent Uganda at upcoming 2021/22 season of CAF Confederation Cup.