Zaga to stay at Vipers despite Police interest

Zaga before a Vipers’ league last season (file photo)

KITENDE – Reigning Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC have opted to keep young star, Frank Tumwesigye aka Zaga instead of loaning him out.

This comes after several reports from Kitende where quoted claiming that the 19 year old was on his way to Police FC on a season long loan deal.

After Milton Karisa was sold to Moroccan side Mouloudia Club Oujda last week, it is believed that new Mexican manager Javier Martinez Espinsosa changed his mind on loaning Zaga and has now asked management to let the U20 National team player to stay at St. Mary’s Kitende as attacking options are now limited.

“After Karisa departure, i think the technical team saw it imperative to keep Zaga,” a source revealed.

Zaga has had a frustrating last couple of years at Kitende where he has been troubled by injury and playing time has been hard to come by.

He first featured for the Venoms senior side under the stewardship of current Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru back in 2016 but has failed to tie down a starting role despite several changes in management.

Along with KCCA’s Allan Okello and Julius Poloto, Zaga is believed to be one of the most gifted young stars in Ugandan football but somehow, his career has failed to take off.

Whether his career takes-off under the Javier Martinez Espinosa, remains to be seen.

Zaga returned to Vipers’ training this week although he didn’t feature in the draw between the Cops and Venoms at Kisubi on Wednesday.



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