KCCA FC have on Thursday afternoon completed the signing of former SC Villa captain Bernard Muwanga on a two year deal.
The national team player had six months left on his SC Villa contract but reliable sources confirm he he has joined KCCA.
The central defender who has been at Villa for two season since joining from Bright Stars becomes the latest star that walks out of Villa Park this off season following departures of defender John Adriko and midfielder Abel Etrude.
A massive exodus is expected to place at the 16 time record league champions with key players like Martin Kizza, Vitalis Tabu, Henry Katongole and Ambrose Kirya already looking for the exit door after becoming free agents.
Muwanga becomes KCCA’s first major signing of the summer window and they are also believed to be closing in on two or three more players including Vipers’ goalkeeper Ismail Watenga who did not travel with the Venoms for the CECAFA Kagame cup in Tanzania yesterday.
The Kasasiro Boys have so far had a frustrating start to the transfer window with primary targets Brian Nkubi and Rashid Toha deciding to stay at their respective clubs, Vipers and Onduparaka last week.
The acquisition of Muwanga will indeed add value to a already stable defence as he brings maturity, leadership and experience to Mike Mutebi’s side.
With Mutebi preferring a back three, Muwanga can ably play across the line and due to his versatility, he can also slot into the midfield if need arises.
With KCCA already boosting of Timothy Awanyi in defence, the acquisition of Muwanga surely sends strong signals to the likes of Vipers that the Kasasiro Boys are out to reclaim the league title they lost to the Venoms last season.
KCCA have already let go of striker Derrick Nsibambi who left for Egyptian side Smoha at the start of the month.