The transfer window is now just a few days away and the table leaders Vipers SC are likely to be busy as always. It is expected that there could be an overhaul of players at the Kitende based club with some players set to leave the St. Mary’s for free after many having their contracts expiring at the end of the season.
So who are the players set to leave the club for free this coming window if they don’t renew?
Fabien Mutombora – Goalkeeper
Fabien Mutombora has been one of Vipers’ vital players this season.
The Shot-stopper joined Vipers SC from Burundi’s Lydia Ludic Académica in 2018, putting pen to paper on a 3-year contract.
Rumor has it that the Burundian international is hesitant to renew his contract at the Venoms and he is on the verge of leaving the club for Tanzania’s Azam FC this coming transfer window.
Mutombora has kept more than 23 clean sheets since he joined the club in 2018. We wait to see if the club can convince the 20-year old to stay or are ready to let him go.
Geoffrey Wasswa – Defender / Midfielder
Wasswa’s 5-year contract will expire at the end of the season and he is yet to renew with the club.
During his time at the club, the highly rated versatile defender who can also play in midfield has for much of the teem been disturbed by injuries, the latest having taken more than 7 months.
With teams like KCCA and many others in Uganda and internationally yearning for his signature, Vipers faces a battle to keep him in their squad.
Tom Matsiko – Midfielder
Vipers signed Tom Matsiko from KCCA FC in 2017 but the midfielder has failed to establish himself at the Club.
From being a fringe player for 2 season to being sent out to Wakiso Giants FC on loan, Masiko has failed to impress the club owners and management partly due to some injuries that have been recurrent in his career.
With his contract expiring in July 2020, Vipers are not willing to renew the midfielder’s contract.
Steven Mukwala – Forward
In 2017, Vipers SC completed the signing of striker Steven Mukwala from Edgar’s Youth FC on a 3-year contract but the pacy forward failed to get enough playing time at the club due to stiff competition for places.
He was loaned out to Uganda prisons side, Maroons FC at the Start of the 2019-20 season and he has had a tremendous season there finding the back of the net on 13 occasions in the league. He leads the Top Scorers chats ahead of Vipers’ Fahad Bayo and Police’s Ben Ocen by 1.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Vipers stand at a high percentage of losing him for free and he could be on his way to KCCA FC.
Tito Okello – Forward
The former KCCA FC and Benfica De Macau striker signed a 2-year deal with the venoms in 2018 but he hasn’t been a preferred first team player at the club.
This season, Tito Okello has found the back of the net only 3 times while setting up another 2.
Vipers might lose him if they don’t act fast to engage the player in contract negotiations before July.