Kaizer Chiefs have signed Ugandan defender Ivan Bukenya

01 Oct, 2013 4:21 AM GMT

South African giants Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Ugandan international Ivan Bukenya.

The hard tackling defender arrived at Kaizer Chiefs early in September to undergo a trial with the club and it looks to have impressed the technical team.

Amakhosi has now confirmed the signing of the 21-year old centre-back who can also play in the defensive midfield role, and he will battle it out for a position with likes of Morgan Gould, Erick Mathoho, Tefo Mashamaite and the young Lorenzo Gordinho.

Ivan Bukenya said after signing with the club. “I received a warm welcome from the players and everyone at the club. The captain of the club Itumeleng Khune is forever happy and he has been supportive. 

“There is spirit of love and peace in the team and I am looking forward to a great time here.

Kaizer Chiefs football Manager Bobby Motaung is delighted with the signing of Ivan Bukenya looking at his versatility in the field. "We would like to welcome Ivan to the team and we are happy as a club to have a player of his stature in our squad.

"He is a quality player and has both defensive and midfield qualities. He is professional, age is on his side as well and we are hoping for longer relations. The coach (Stuart Baxter) has worked with him and happy with was he saw.

"Kaizer Chiefs Football Club would like to wish Ivan Bukenya a glorious stay at Amakhosi." Motaung added

Ivan Bukenya will hope to feature for Kaizer Chiefs when team travel to Polokwane City over the weekend in the first round of the Telkom Knock-Out Cup.