Simon Baligeya eager to learn from seniors at URA

Simon Baligeya claims that he is ready to learn from experienced players after joining URA FC.

The defender signed a three-year contract with URA FC that will keep him at URA FC until 2024.

“I am very happy to be here, it’s honestly not that easy,” Simon Baligeya was quoted by URA FC website.

“Over the years, people have been accustomed to the mentality that URA only fancies experienced (old) players.”

“My move here has proved otherwise.”

“I believe it is going to be exemplary and encouraging for other younger players.”

“I intend to utilize the experience of the players here to improve myself.”

“And I am ready to learn from each one of them.”

“My plan is to work hard, and pray that my chance comes so I can utilize it to showcase my capabilities,” he added.

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What you need to know about Simon Baligeya

Simon Baligeya at only 20 years old is a one-time medallist in the national ranks.


He was part of the historical Ugandan side that played in the finals of the recently concluded AFCON U-20 tournament in Mauritania.


Baligeya was also part of the provisional youthful team squad.

The team helped Uganda to retain the CECAFA U-17 title last year in Gulu though he didn’t make it to the final squad. 


The defender was outstanding in the Copa Coca-Cola secondary schools tournament.

He featured for Standard High Zana in 2015-16, Bulo Parents from 2017 to 2018.

Lately, he featured for Kibuli SS in 2019-2020.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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