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Express turn to ‘youngsters’ as eight depart

Express have unveiled two youngsters Benjamin Gakumba and Kada Bitakazibwa from Mbarara University and Kigezi Home Boyz respectively.

The duo is the first arrival at Wankulukuku in the transfer window following departures of over eight first team players.

They signed a three year contract that will keep them at the seven time league champions until 2025.

Midfielder Bitakazibwa said: “I am so happy to join Express FC; it is a dream come true because I have been a fan since childhood. I look forward to winning trophies with the club because it is part of their history, and I can’t wait seeing the fans on the pitch.”

Centre back Gakumba said: “It’s a great honour to be joining this mighty club, and I am grateful to God for the opportunity and I thank the coach and team for giving me the opportunity. I am ready to represent the club colours; fans should expect good performance and solid game.”

Express FC Coach James Odoch said: “They are young players, who are very talented and focused. As I said focus is on building young players who will play for the club for a long time and the signings so are evident to that.”

The Red Eagles have so far confirmed the departure of Mahad Yaya Kakooza, Saddiq Ssekyembe, Charles Musiige, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Chrispus Kusiima, Murushid Jjuuko, John Byamukama and Mustafa Kiragga.

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