There have been several ins and outs at Vipers SC this upcoming 2019/20 season, with Farouk Musisi and Fahad Bayo being the last additions at the club.
This guide keeps track of all the confirmed incomings and outgoings as Edward Golola reshapes his squad.
The Venoms have signed nine players in this transfer window, with last acquisitions Musisi and Bayo joining Muhammad Shaban, Allan Kayiwa, Paul Willa, Rashid Toha, Siraje Ssentamu, Henry Kitegenyi and Denis Mwemezi as the new men at the St Mary’s Stadium ahead of the new season.
There has also been some promotions of youngsters; Karim Watambala, Ahmed Amayo, Denis Kiggundu, Jacob Ocao, Richard Basangwa, Najib Yiga from St Mary’s Boarding Secondary School (SMASK) to the senior side.
Name Club Status
Muhammad Shaban Raja Casablanca Permanent
Fahad Bayo Buildcon FC Permanent
Allan Kayiwa Tooro United FC Permanent
Rashid Toha Onduparaka FC Permanent
Paul Willa Police FC Permanent
Siraje Ssentamu URA FC Permanent
Henry Kitegenyi Plascon FC Permanent
Denis Mwemezi Ssese Province Permanent
Farouk Musisi Konkola Blades FC Permanent
But while there is excitement among Venoms supporters at the recent arrivals, there have also been a number of players saying farewell to the club and others loaned out to get playing time.
Team captain Taddeo Lwanga was among those, with the Cranes midfielder moving to Egypt to join Tanta Sports Club.
Moses Waiswa also bade farewell to St Mary’s Stadium after more than one season with the club, with the Cranes midfielder moving to South Africa’s Supersport United.
Karim Nizigiyimana also left on a free transfer, joining Kenya’s Wazito FC following his release from the club, Yayo Lutimba, Noah Wafula, and Davis Kasirye were all released by the club too.
Meanwhile, the first loan move away from Vipers was when Duncan Sseninde made a temporary switch to Wakiso Giants FC.
He was followed by defender Ibrahim Kiyemba to the Purple Sharks on a season-long loan. And Tom Masiko made it a trio departing on a temporary basis heading to the Wakiso based club.
Defender Henry Katongole moved to Police FC on a season-long loan while goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya’s loan move will be communicated before the transfer window closes on August 31st.
On August 26th, forward Steven Mukwala completed a season-long loan move to Maroons FC and, a day later, Joseph Janjali, Dan Birikwalira and Dickens Okwir penned loan deals to Bright Stars FC, Kyetume FC and Paidah Black Angels FC respectively.
Name Club Status
Noah Wafula TBC Released
Henry Katongole Police FC Loan
Moses Waiswa Supersport Permanent
Taddeo Lwanga Tanta SC Permanent
Karim Nizigiyimana Wazito FC Released
Yayo Lutimba TBC Released
Steven Mukwala Maroons FC Loan
Tom Masiko Wakiso Giants Loan
Ibrahim Kiyemba Wakiso Giants Loan
Dan Birikwalira Kyetume FC Loan
Joseph Janjali Bright Stars Loan
Dickens Okwir Paidah Loan
Duncan Sseninde Wakiso Giants Loan
Davis Kasirye TBC Released
Bashir Ssekagya TBC Loan
Hassan Kalega URA FC Released
We would like to wish the best of luck to all those leaving the club, either permanently or on loan, and to welcome our new signings to St Mary’s Stadium – Kitende.