Police FC has continued to strengthen their squad ahead the next season with the addition of Derrick Ochan.
The Ugandan star was released last week after he was deemed surplus to requirements as Fred Kajoba shaped his UPL squad for next season. Derrick who struggled for playing time at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende has now found a new home at Police FC.
The 24-year-old joins Police FC on a one year deal and will now be hoping he can get playing time that shied him while he was at UPL champions Vipers SC.
The 2005 Uganda Premier league champions took to their Facebook page to announce the capture of the young goalkeeper. “Goalkeeper Derrick Ochan has completed his move to Uganda Police FC,” a statement on POLICE FC Facebook page confirmed.
Police FC coaches believe that despite their new signing lacking playing time at his former club, he’s still one of Uganda’s finest goalkeepers. “The 24-year-old, formerly at St Mary’s SS, Kitende signed a one-year contract with us this afternoon at the club offices in Kibuli. Despite seeing little playing time at Vipers, Ochan is viewed as one of the brilliant goalkeepers in the league,” the club said on their official Facebook page.
After confirmation of his new home, Derrick said that he was happy to be joining the club vowed to work to make the starting berth his own when the season returns.
“I feel very happy and I am also happy to say that I am proud to be here. I need to work hard, give in more to serve this club wholeheartedly, and deliver for it, “Ochan said after completing the move.
Club’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Fahad Lumu lauded the capture of the young goalkeeper sating the goalkeeper will add experience to their team having played in the top tier for so long despite being young. “He is one of the best goalkeepers and as we look towards revamping the team, the goalkeeping department is essential, He comes with experience, vigor, and has a winning mentality.” the CEO said.
Abdallah Mubiru will be expected to deliver the goodies next season after police pulling off some really good transfers which include the signing of Ugandan legend Tony Mawejje.