There have been several ins and outs at Vipers SC this upcoming 2020/21 football season, with Joseph Dhata and Cesar Manzoki being the last additions at the club.
This guide keeps track of all the confirmed incomings and outgoings as head coach Fred Kajoba reshaped his squad.
The Venoms have signed five players in this transfer window, with last acquisition Manzoki joining Ibrahim Orit, Jamil Kalisa, David Bagoole and Disan Galiwango as the new men at the St Mary’s Stadium ahead of the new season.
Dhata who was with us last season but couldn’t play because of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) issues, was finally cleared to feature this season. There has also been some youngsters licenced to feature; Richard Basangwa, Najib Yiga and Sula Mpanga from St Mary’s Boarding Secondary School (SMASK).
Name Club Status
Ibrahim Orit Mbarara City FC Permanent
Disan Galiwango Express FC Permanent
David Bagoole Busoga United FC Permanent
Jamil Kalisa Bright Stars FC Permanent
Cesar Manzoki AS Vita FC Permanent
Joseph Dhata Buddo SSS 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.
Last season’s club top scorer Fahad Bayo was among those, with the Cranes forward moving to Israel to join F.C. Ashdod.
Tito Okello also bade farewell to St Mary’s Stadium after two seasons with the club, with the forward moving to Kenya’s Gor Mahia.
Rahmat Ssenfuka and Brian Nkuubi also left on a free transfer, joining Wakiso Giants FC and URA FC respectively following their release from the club, Tom Masiko, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Duncan Sseninde, Dan Birikwalira, Joseph Janjali, Dickens Okwir, Farouk Musisi, Baden Mujahid and Derrick Ochan were all released by the club too.
Meanwhile, the first loan move away from Vipers was when Brian Kalumba made a temporary switch to UPDF FC. He was followed by midfielder Ibrahim Tembo to the army side on a season-long loan.
Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya who spent most of his time on loan last season with Proline FC was recalled at the end of the 2019/20 season and is among our three custodians this 2020/21 football season.
Name Club Status
Fahad Bayo F.C. Ashdod Permanent
Brian Nkuubi URA FC Released
Ibrahim Tembo UPDF FC Loan
Rahmat Ssenfuka Wakiso Giants Released
Steven Mukwala URA FC Permanent
Tom Masiko Wakiso Giants Permanent
Ibrahim Kiyemba Wakiso Giants Released
Dan Birikwalira Arua Hills FC Released
Joseph Janjali Bright Stars Released
Dickens Okwir UPDF FC Released
Duncan Sseninde Police FC Released
Frank Tumwesigye Police FC Released
Brian Kalumba UPDF FC Loan
Derrick Ochan Police FC Released
Tito Okello Gor Mahia Permanent
Baden Mujahid Arua Hills FC Released
Farouk Musisi TBC Released
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