KITENDE – Vipers Sports Club continues shaking up the transfer market this off-season.
The Venoms who earlier unveiled both Paul Willa and Allan Katiwa, have signed another player.
The player in question is Siraje Ssentamu who was one of the standout midfielders of the just concluded StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.
Ssentamu is only making a return to Vipers SC having initially featured for the side before moving to URA in 2017.
His first spell at the Venoms was a success, winning three titles including the League in the 2014/15 season.
Upon signing a two-year contract, Ssentamu could not hide his delight to be returning ‘home’.
“It feels good to be back home. Said the combative midfielder.
‘I have come to work, win and further my career.”
His first spell saw Ssentamu as a regular in the Vipers set-up but he will have to work his way into the starting line up as Vipers boost of one of the deepest squads in terms of numbers and quality.
As Vipers continue their work in the transfer window, they are expected to announce Rashid Toha as their fourth signing in the next few days.
Vipers had an average season, last, and going into the market with a bang is one of the moves they are taking as they look 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.