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Nelson Ssenkatuka joins Morrocan side

Ssenkatuka holds a Moghreb Athletic shirt after signing for them on Friday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Barely a month after Patrick Kaddu and Murushid Jjuuko joined the Moroccan top-flight, another Ugandan has done likewise.

The player in question is Nelson Ssenkatuka who is understood to have joined Moghreb Athletic de Tetouan.

Ssenkatuka who has been captain of Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars has signed a three year deal that will see him play for Moghreb until at least 2022.

His move was confirmed by the Moroccan club of Friday afternoon via their official website.

“Our team Morocco Athletic Tetouan on Friday morning (13 September 2019), officially signed with Ugandan striker Nelson Ssenkatuka on a professional contract extends for three seasons, read part of the post on Moghreb’s website.”

After his deal was confirmed, the pacey forward took to Facebook and bid farewell to Bright Stars.

“What a journey it has been. I would like to announce that I have officially left Bright Stars FC, noted Ssenkatuka.

“Thanks to the entire management, fans and players of the club for everything they’ve done for me.”.

Ssenkatuka has previously featured at KCCA FC and Proline FC before joining Bright Stars.

Last season he managed to score 16 league goals at Bright Stars, enabling them finish in the top half of the table.

Ssenkatuka is a full Uganda Cranes international having played 13 games and scored one goal since making his debut in 2015.

About Ssenkatuka’s new club

Moghreb Tetouan was founded in 1965 and they host their games at a 15000 capacity Saniat Rmel Stadium.

Tarik Sektioui is the head coach at the Moroccan Premier League club.

Senkatuka joins Milton Karisa (Mouloudia Club D’oujja), Murushid Juuko ( Wydad Casablanca) and Patrick Henry Kaddu ( RS Berkane) as the other Ugandans who ply their trade in Morocco.

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