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Goalkeeper Keni commits future at SC Villa



SC Villa goalkeeper Said Keni has ended the uncertainty hovering around his stay at the club by penning a new two year contract.

Keni is SC Villa’s first choice custodian since transfering from Proline FC at the start of the 2018-19 season.

Keni’s contract renewal was confirmed by the club on Thursday,

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” We are excited to announce that Saidi Keni has put pen to paper on a new contract, which will keep him at SC Villa until January 2022. The contract has been signed with the option to extend it for another year.”

Said a statement from the club.

The youthful shot stopper expressed his delight after penning a new deal,

“I am happy to commit my future to this great club because as a young boy growing up, I dreamed of playing for one of the great clubs of Uganda, and they don’t come any greater than SC Villa. At this point in time, there is no better place for me to further my career than at this great club.” He said,

“It is a relief to finally get the paperwork out of the way so I can focus on doing what I lovethe most – which is football. It is somewhat unfortunate that there is not much football going on at the moment but I am working hard to ensure that as soon as the league returns, I am in top shape.”

Keni added.

SC Villa head coach Edward Kaziba applauded the contract renewal by the 20 year old,

 “I am happy that Keni has committed himself to SC Villa because here he is in safe hands – so to speak. He is a great shot-stopper and there is no better place for him to harness and display his skills than here with us. If the country has not yet noticed that he is one of the best keepers on the land, Keni is about to show them. The boy is on the right path.”

Saidi Keni during the national team training (Photo/FUFA Media)

Keni who is deputized by Samuel Kivumbi and Samson Kirya, featured in 23 games for the Jogoos and kept eight clean sheets.

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