The hard working defender has joined Arua Hill SC on a two-year deal. He links up with Charles L. Mbabazi, his former manager at Onduparaka and Wakiso Giants, with the deal also including extension option.
“It’s a move I’ve longed for, with it being officialized I feel relaxed and comfortable because now I can get to concentrate in the pitch,” Atendele told club media.
“We’ve discussed much with the coaches, now we want to work towards actualizing our dream.” He added.
Atendele joins from Wakiso Giants after playing for the Purple Sharks for a season and half. Prior to that, Atendele played for Regional league sides Kiboga Young in 2016/17 and Koboko Rising Stars for the seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19.
He also featured in the Buganda Masaza Cup with Gomba Lions in 2015, before winning the competition with Buddu in 2016 and finishing 3rd with the same side the following edition. 2018 saw him feature in the same competition for Bugerere whereas 2019 for Buddu.
He made his Uganda Premier League debut following his move to Onduparaka FC in the first round of the 2019/20 season where his display attracted interest from Wakiso Giants which he joined in the second half of the 2019/20 season.
An offensive–minded right-sided full-back, Atendele is known for his hardworking, crossing, which tempts him to advance forward, make overlapping runs, provide width to his team and link-up with the attack.
Regarded as one of the best right-backs in the Uganda Premier League, despite making his top flight presentation as recent as 2019, he is also known for his aggressiveness and consistency as well as his defensive ability.
In the opinion of pundits, he is such a well-balanced player in both defensive and offensive aspect of his game.