KAMPALA – Goalkeeper Tom Ikara has joined Uganda Premier League side Police FC.
Ikara is believed to have signed a two year deal with the Cops, one that will see him feature for them until July 2022.
The custodian crosses from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC, where he has been since 2018.
However, he spent the entire 2019/20 season on loan at Mbarara City FC where he was the undisputed number one in between the sticks.
The move to Police is one that is aimed at reviving Ikara’s career after failing to impress at KCCA FC and barely getting a kick in in the first team.
The lanky goalie was expected to sign for URA FC but the Tax Collectors opted for former BUL FC and Maroons shot stopper Hannington Ssebwalunyo instead, paving way for Police to praise Ikara into their ranks.
At the Cops, Ikara will have to tussle it out with Davis Mutebi who has been first choice for the last couple of seasons.
Police will become Ikara’s fourth side in the Uganda Premier League, having started out his career at Busoga United FC.
He also becomes Police’s fourth signing of the off season, following the capture of Mohamood Hassan, Tony Mawejje and Eric Ssenjobe.
The Cops also secures head coach Abdallah Mubiru to a new three-year contract last month.
Last season, they finished in 13th spot with 25 points, just one ahead of Maroons who occupied the final relegation slot.