Vipers SC midfielder Moses Waiswa has completed a move to South Africa’s based club Supersport United FC.
We can confirm that Waiswa is now joining the three times ABSA Premier Soccer League champions after both clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the midfielder. Following months of transfer speculation surrounding the Venoms player, he signed a two year contract with the club.
Waiswa made it clear to the club that he saw the move as an opportunity to further his career and he wanted to pursue the move. Under these circumstances, and considering that Waiswa’s contract was coming to an end in January 2020 where he could transfer for free, the club respected that decision and reluctantly allowed him to move on for a significant fee and sell-on.
Waiswa was a hugely popular figure at the club and we fully appreciate that this news will be met with disappointment from our tremendous supporters. The club firmly shares this sentiment. It is always difficult losing a player of Waiswa’s footballing and personal qualities, and allowing a player of his calibre to leave the club was never an easy decision.
The midfielder has seen his game develop rapidly throughout his time at Vipers and this was further highlighted by winning the Uganda Premier League 2017/18 and Fufa’s player of the season award.
Throughout his one-and-a-half years at Vipers, Waiswa has conducted himself with the upmost professionalism and respect and has been a credit to the club, his colleagues and the fans. He was a player who gave his all for the shirt, an exceptional servant to Vipers SC, and a player who played a key role in the club’s third Championship.
We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to him for everything that he has helped the club achieve over his time here, and we wish him all the very best in his future career.
Moses Waiswa has issued the following statement following his move to Supersport United FC.
“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone connected to Vipers Sports Club; from the owner; Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, to the head coach, the backroom staff, and of course to the supporters who have been amazing to me throughout my time at the club.”
“Having joined the club as a midfielder, the club has helped me to develop and progress immensely both as a footballer and as a person. I will always be grateful to everyone at the club for what they have allowed me to achieve. In a footballers’ career, it’s not often that you get the chance to work with a club that is willing to passionately dedicate so much time and effort to improving and developing players, so I feel very lucky to have enjoyed one-and-a-half years at this great club.”
“The memories that I will take from Vipers will stay with me forever. After the journey that we’ve been on and the success that we’ve had, it was a very tough decision to leave Vipers SC and I had to think long and hard about what was right for my long term career. Vipers has been great to me over my time here and I’d like to think that I’ve been good to you and I leave with the club in a better place. Make no mistake, Vipers is a club that is on the rise and has a very bright future.”
“Winning the 2017/18 League title and Fufa player of the year award at the club was the biggest honour that I’ve had in my career so far, and I will be eternally thankful to the club for everything that it has done for me. Vipers will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you again and I wish the club all the very best for the future. You Venoms!!!”