KAMPALA – Vipers look to be set for a spending spree this off-season.
The Kitende based side who had an average season, last, are hitting the market hard, looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.
The Venoms came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup but could not replicate such form.
Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.
In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage.
With Paul Willa already secured and Rashid Toha close, Vipers are now understood to be on the verge of securing the services of Yunus Ssentamu.
Ssentamu who was in Kitende after switching from St. Juliana Secondary School, winning both the National and East African Schools championship with St. Mary’s Kitende.
Reports coming from Kitende, indicate that the pacey striker who is currently a free agent after his deal with Albanian side KF Tirana expired, will initially sign a one year deal with an option to extend it.
Sentamu has previously played at AS Vita in Congo, Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien and Ilves of Finland.
In another related transfer, Left footed winger Brian Majwega looks to have over-looked a move to Vipers SC and is set to rejoin URA FC.
The 26-year-old initially played for the Tax Collectors a few years ago but after seeing out his deal at Maroons FC, he will go back to what he calls ‘home’.
At URA, he will be joining coach Sam Simbwa, the tactician he formerly worked with at KCCA FC.
Majwega has previously played at Simba and Azam FC of Tanzania, Simba(Uganda), KCCA FC, URA FC and Maroons FC.
He had a fruitful one and a half year spell at Maroons, one that saw him return to the National team fold.