Wakiso Giants FC in a bid to bolster their squad ahead of the second round has signed right-back Geriga Atendele.

The Purple Sharks have confirmed the acquisition of the defender on a three-year deal from Onduparaka FC.

He becomes the first January signing for the club and also the first signing under new coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi.

At Wakiso Giants, Atendele reunites with coach Mbabazi who also recently joined the Purple Sharks from Ondupataka FC.

“Wakiso Giants is delighted to announce the signing of Geriga Atendele from Onduparaka on a three-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year,” read a statement on the club website.

“Atendele is an extremely talented young right back with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club,” said club CEO Sula Kamoga.

He will battle for a slot at right-back with Muwadda Kateregga and Ibrahim Kiyemba.

Wakiso Giants FC will start the first round at home to Police FC on Saturday.