URA FC can confirm the return of towering goalkeeper James Alitho to the club on a two-year employment contract that will see his stay with us stretch till the year 2023.

The lanky custodian rebounds to the Tax Collectors following his short stint in the Zambian Premier League with Zanaco FC where he has been since 2019.

Alitho had earlier enjoyed the years that preceded 2018 with the Tax Collectors following his then successful transfer from Uganda Premier League side Vipers SC.

Our media team caught up with the seasoned goalkeeper in an engaging interview in the aftermath of his contract completion. This is what he had to say:

“I’ve grown to love the proverb that “East or west, home is best”, home is indeed best because I feel there is no other place I would rather be. It is a pleasure for me to return to this special club that I happen to love so much.”

Alitho would slightly speak about the progress of the team since his departure and highlighted the fact that there were massive improvements especially from the previous season which he so passionately followed.

Alitho James receiving the Player of the Match awards against Police FC in the 2019/20 season.

He will join Nafian Alionzi and youngster Samuel Mwaka as the goalkeeping option at the club in the forthcoming season. Hannington Ssebwalunyo has since moved to BUL FC for a loan spell.

Goalkeeper coach Billy Kiggundu had this to say about Alitho: ” Of course Alitho comes with a lot of experience to our young team and will help us in the department especially for the fact that we struggled with injuries last season.”

The custodian comes with a lot of unquestionable experience, confidence and exceptional goalkeeping prowess that will be a requirement for the team, especially on our continental adventures.

He will however have to stage up competition to ensure a spot in goal for our CAF Confederations Cup Preliminary round game against Ethiopian Coffee the following month. There will also be an avalanche of games that would require his availability once the new season commences.

August 23, 2021