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.

Fred Kajoba with his last acquisition, Congolese Cesar Manzoki.

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).

Sudanese Joseph Dhata was finally cleared to feature for us this season.

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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