BUL is pleased to confirm the signing of Joshua Okiror from Proline FC and Paul Ssekulima from Mbale Heroes on a two-year contract each.
A graduate of the Proline academy, Okiror won two big league titles and a Uganda cup with the senior side in 2019.
While speaking to bulfc.co.ug, the 22-year-old midfielder said;
“I want to get onto the next level and also win the Uganda premier league.”
“BUL is that one big club that is soon winning the league as its apparently in a very good position and I think it will give me the challenge I need as a player.”
Pacy forward Ssekulima scored nine goals and made seven assists for Busoga United last season when they were battling relegation before he moved to Mbale Heroes in the past transfer window.
During the time he played for the Bakhebi in the Eastern regional league, the 24-year-old made a contribution of seven assists and two goals for his side.
Team manager Alex Isabirye said he was excited to add the quality of Okiror and Ssekulima to his squad and is awaiting a good job from them.
“I am still building this team and I need to have a combo of the youths and experienced players here,”
“Joshua is one of the most young, talented and disciplined midfielders in Uganda and when you look at how we play – the style and formation, I think he fits in very well.”
“I am happy he is here and I know he will do a very good job.”
On Ssekulima, he said:
“Paul is still young and can still do a lot in football. There are very many of his age mates here, and if I keep them together for a good time, we shall reach where we want to be.”
“His nine goals last season saved the team he was playing for from the fate of relegation. Therefore, if he can help a team avoid the drop, then he can assist our team to win a trophy or maintain the good position.”
“He is that kind of a player who can follow the instructions and he is here to improve our striking line.”
The coming of the duo will only improve the Eastern Giants who sit second on the league table, while they also beat Sparks SC on Monday to reach the round of 32 of the Stanbic Uganda cup.
Okiror and Ssekulima, Welcome to BUL