Speculation: Uganda Premier League and what the rumors have

Well, there may be no action going on at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic that has put all sporting activities to a standstill, but that haven’t put football in its entirety to a standstill.
There has been a lot of silent action going on ever since the games were paused and in this article, we bring you some of the stories and speculation making rounds in Uganda’s football – what the websites say.
Steven Mukwala to join a rival camp

Mukwala is on loan at Maroons from Vipers where he has established himself as an important part of the Prisons side set-up. He is currently the league top scorer with 13-goals | courtesy photo

speculation has it that Steven Mukwala could be leaving Vipers SC for rivals KCCA FC, reports Swift Sports. The website says the Kasasiro Boys have been holding negotiations with the player whose contract with the Venoms is expiring at the end of the season for several months now.

The 21-year-old could make the striking position his own at Lugogo after less-than-impressive performances by Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba, and injured Sadat Anaku in the position this season.

KCCA FC and Vipers locked in a battle for Cranes defender

Football256 has it that former Simba SC and Uganda Cranes Centre-half forward Murushid Juuko is being courted by two of Uganda Premier League giants.

KCCA FC and Vipers SC are both interested in the 26-year-old but will have to compete with Ethiopia’s St. George FC and South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic for his signature.

KCCA FC want Ashraf Mugume

KCCA FC is believed to be in pursuit of former SMASK midfield ace Ashraf Mugume as reported by Sports256. The website reveals that only agreement to personal terms holds the deal.

The 21-year old is a free agent after his contract with Vipers SC expired and was seen training with the Lugogo based side for a few months.

Mandela to leave Proline FC.

Joseph Mandela is set to leave Proline FC at the end of the season. The lanky midfielder via Football256  is expected to call time on the Lugogog based side for a new challenge.

The 25-year old has been at Proline for seven-years, and he will be departing the club at the end of the season as a free agent to a yet to be identified.

Muzamir Mutyaba to AFC Leopards

KCCA FC midfield maestro Muzamir Mutyaba is strongly linked with a move to KPL side AFC Leopards according to the Sports Nation.

The website reports that the former SC Victoria University midfielder will be leaving the Lugogo based side at the end of the season after his 2-year contract expires.

Mutyaba is also said to be holding talks with Tanzania Premier League Giants Azam FC.

Mutombora to join Wadada

Azam FC is said to be monitoring the contract of Vipers SC custodian Fabian Mutombora according to Swift Sports.

The website says that Mutombora together with KCCA FC’s Charles Lukwago could be headlining Azam’s hunt for a new signing to bolster their goalkeeping department.

Charles Lwanga to KCCA FC a done deal?

It is reported that KCCA FC agreed on terms with SC Villa’s Charles “Neymar” Lwanga according to Swift Sports.

The website has it that the former SC Villa forward will sign a long-term contract with the Lugogo based outfit.

Lwanga has been a free agent since the termination of his contract with Villa earlier in the season, citing contractual breach by his former club over unpaid monthly salaries for the last 7 months.

Colgate out of contract at Villa

Several local clubs are lining up for SC Villa’s midfielder David Owori whose contract is expiring at the end of the current season according Football256.

BUL FC, KCCA FC, and Express FC are all believed to be lining up for the most transitional player who is top-notch in the SC Villa’s midfield.

Watenga to South Africa

South Africa’s SuperSport United FC is believed to be in the wait to sign former Vipers custodian Ismail Watenga according to Chimpreports.

The website reports that negotiations are already underway between Watenga’s representatives and the club which speculates that the deal could be done anytime soon.

Watenga was also heavily linked with a move to anather PSL giant Mamelodi Sundowns where current Cranes skipper, Denis Onyango plys his trade.

Ronald Yiga
Senior Staff Writer at Touchline Sports covering largely football

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