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Tooro United confirms list of departures ahead of 2019/20 season

Tooro United finished 4th last season. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – Tooro United were one of the stand out performers in the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.

The Buhinga based side finished fourth behind URA FC, Vipers SC and eventual winners KCCA FC.

As expected several big clubs came calling for their players and it came as no surprise after some (players) had stood out in the season that saw Tooro finish 5th.

Allan Kayiwa was the most impressive of the lot, scoring 10 goals and six assists.

His performances attracted Vipers SC and the forward eventually signed for the Venoms.

On Wednesday morning, Kayiwa along with 8 others, was listed by the Tooro United as the players that will not be part of them in the upcoming season.

The other high profile names on the list include Simon Sserunkuma (KCCA FC), Joel Mutakubya (Kyetume FC), Mahadi Kakooza (Sweden), Stephen Ategeka (Rwanda) and Baker Buyala (Kyetume).

The club also released the duo of Eddie Ruhweza and Alex Ssemuyaba while Joshua Kalisa was loaned out to Big League side Katwe United.

Tooro United who will face Busoga United in their first game of the season on Saturday also named the list of new arrivals.

The list is headlined by the former Express trio of Ibrahim Kayiwa, Arthur Kiggundu and Derrick Tekkwo. Kayiwa and Kiggundu were released by Express in the off-season while Tekkwo joins from Big League side Kitara FC.

Wasswa Bbosa’s side have also acquired goalkeeper Chrispas Kusiima (Kitara FC), striker Charles Musiige (Nyamityobora) and Water FC duo Denis Mugerwa and Gerald Lule.

The other three new acquisitions include Faizal Ssekyanzi, Deus Katuramu and Yaffesi Mubiru.

Tooro United are currently training at Kanyanya and despite the completion of their home ground in Buhinga, they are expected to host their first game at Mutessa II stadium in Wankulukuku.

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