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Batambuze, Odongkara on the move

Batambuze (left) after signing for Gor Mahia on Tuesday

Ugandan left back, Shafick Batambuze completed a move to Kenyan giants Gor Mahia on Tuesday evening.

The former Simba and SC Villa defender had previously been at Tanzanian side Singida FC which he joined last year.

The 24 year old who has featured in three official games for the Cranes since making his debut in 2016 has of late been a journey man, playing for Muhoroni, SC Villa, Western Sitima, Sofa Paka, Tursker and Singida in a period of seven years.

At Gor Mahia, he joins a list of Ugandans who have featured for the reigning Kenya Premier League champions including Khalid Aucho, Geofrrey Baba Kizito and Godfrey Walusimbi.

He comes in as a direct replacement for Walusimbi who joined Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs last month.

In a related development, Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Odongkara has joined another Ethiopian club, Adama City on a two-year deal.

Odongkara has been plying trade at St. George for seven years before leaving the Horsemen at the end of last season.

Odongkara has been at St. George for the last seven years (file photo)

He had been linked with a move to Wolwalo Adigat University but the deal could not materialise hence choosing to stay in the ‘Horn of Africa’.

The 29 year old former SC Villa and URA custodian moved to Ethiopia in 2011 and subsequently guided St. George to 5 league titles.

In the process, he was also named best goalkeeper in the Ethiopian league for five times.

His new side Adama City is based in the city of Adama and host league games at Abebe Bikala Stadium.

Adama City finished 5th last season with 44 points accumulated in 30 games.

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