Murshid Juuko: Cranes defender lands move that could see him join Maritzburg United


Cranes and Express FC defender Murshid Juuko has earned another chance to play professional football after it was confirmed he will be going to South Africa for trials with South Africa’s Premiership side Maritzburg United.

Juuko who shunned the call-up to the Cranes team that is currently  preparing for the CHAN tournament is expected to leave the country for South Africa on Tuesday, this new week.

According to Express FC Chief, Isaac Mwesigwa, the former Simba player will leave the country for the slated trials next week.

“There are two teams that want Murshid Juuko’s signature, however, we have only held talks with Maritzburg United. Hewill leave for trials in South Africa on Tuesday next week,” Isaac Mwesigwa told The Touchline Sports.

“The details to his departure remain more into us and not into the public as we are still trying to figure out a few things before the time of his departure,” he added.


Upon completion of his assessment with the South African outfit, negotiations with Express FC will commence and if the two clubs can agree Juuko will become a Maritzburg player during the next transfer window February.

Before agreeing a one-year contract with Express FC, Juuko was rumoured to be joining former clubs Simba SC and Vipers SC with 13-time league champions KCCA FC also mentioned as speculation built up after leaving Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca.

Juuko has featured for the Cranes at both the 2017 and 2019 African Cup of Nations.

He has also previously featured for the Vipers SC (former Bunamwaya SC), Sports Club Victoria University (defunct), Simba SC and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca.

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