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Vipers SC priced out of deal for Yunus Sentamu

Sentamu is currently a free agent after his contract at Tirana expired. (PHOTOS/Courtsey)

KAMPALA – Yunus Sentamu broke to prominence at the 2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa.

The then 19-year-old who was playing at Vipers SC finished as the joint second top scorer at the tournament with three goals, one behind South Africa’s Bernard Parker.

On course for greatness, Sentamu moved to AS Vita of DR Congo but after a troubled first year, he transferred to Tunisian side CS Sfaxien.

At Sfaxien, he also lasted a single year, scoring four goals in 13 games before sealing a move to FC IIves of Finland.

Once again, IIves could not provide a home safe enough for Sentamu as he moved to Albani’s KF Tirana after just a single season.

At Tirana, the St. Mary’s Kitende graduate looked to have finally settled as he spent two uninterrupted years in Albania’s capital.

However, earlier this year, his two-year deal expired and both parties opted not to renew it.

Ssentamu has in the recent past been in Uganda and reliable sources indicate he has been in negotiations with Kitende based side, Vipers SC over a possible return to the St.Mary’s Stadium.

However, it is understood that the Venoms have pulled out of the deal after the 24-year-old asked for huge wages.

Ssentamu who started his youth-football at St. Julian Secondary School was demanding for $4000 (Approximately UGX 15m), per month, a sum Vipers are not willing to offer him.

Sentamu is understood to have been asking for $4000 per month as salary.

With the expected move to Vipers now having fallen through, Ssentamu is seeking to secure a deal in Europe once again.

Whether he lands it before the start of the upcoming season (2019/20), remains to be seen.

One this is for certain, he is a player who promised so much in the beginning but one on course to delivery so little in the end due to the fact that for some reason, he has failed to settle in one place and better his career.

Currently, he has played 13 full international games for the Uganda Cranes, scoring four goals.

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