Uganda Premier league debutants Arua Hill FC have completed the signing of midfielder David Ndihabwe.
The experienced defensive midfielder joined the Arua based club on a two year deal from Maroons FC according to club official website.
The former Makerere University captain previously played for SCVU and Express FC in the Ugandan top tier.
Speaking about his arrival at the Leopards, Ndihabwe had this to say;
“This move has been great and I’m looking forward to make the most out of it,” he told aruahillsc.ug
Ndihabwe is a holding midfielder who is also capable of playing as a defender. His significant strengths are passing range, great vision and great physical strength which made him key in Maroons’ midfield last season.
With great strength comes great stamina and responsibility, Ndihabwe proudly acknowledges this fact and explained to club media his wish to continue using his features to the benefit of his new home.
“Pretty much with the great team we have, I have to use everything I can for the good of the team including my natural strength and stamina to the benefit of the team since there are some games and moments in the game that require physical exertion,” Ndihabwe said.
“However, for me it’s improving tactically first than physical but I can’t deny the physique helps as well,” he noted before adding the anticipated positive impact the technical team will contribute to his growth, “No doubt we have one of the best tacticians in the country with great football minds and deep understanding of the game so that’s a given. I can improve and I welcome the challenge.”
Ndihabwe began his playing career at SC Victoria University now defunct where he played between 2013 and 2015. His performances attracted interest from Rwandan side Bugesera FC for which he featured in the 2015/16 season before Express FC came for his signature in 2016 and played till 2018. He signed for Kitara FC for two seasons in 2018 before moving to Big League side Maroons FC in 2020.
He is exceptional with good technique, much as he also shines defensively at breaking down opponent’s attacking rhythm and winning back possession through powerful tackling gift.
He is known for his speed, besides stamina and physical appearance, which he often combines with high work rate. He is also capable of scoring goals due to his powerful heading ability enhanced by his height which is 6 ft 3 inch. He uses his height advantage to win possession and or clear the ball off from danger situations which has made him a player with great aerial prowess.
His certified arrival is a great addition to the Arua Hill midfield and his partnership with already unveiled Ibrahim Faizul is a show fans and well-wishers will want to witness.