Silky midfielder Andrew Kawooya in action for the Vipers Junior team against Proline Junior team in the FUFA Juniors League last season. Photo Courtesy.

Is Vipers living in self denial?

Is Vipers living in self denial?

By Reagan Mulekeezi

After KCCA FC unveiling Uganda Cubs (U17) silky midfielder Andrew Kawooya as their 11th signing from Vipers Junior team, there has been mixed reactions from different sections of stakeholders from clubs, fans to administrators with last Vipers director Haruna Kyobe vowing to fight tooth to nail to have player back at Kitende.

For starters, there was a similar scenario when Kawooya left Dynamic SS for St.Marys Kitende a deal that left Dynamic SS suspended from playing in Copa coca cola tournament 2018 and we have seen similar cases occur to same team in recent years.

Kizito Gavin Mugweri to SC.Villa is a case I can cite that is almost similar to this ‘Kawooya case’.

With many young players at St.Marys Kitende who some pundits think are ripe for Uganda premier league but are far from playing if they stayed at Vipers are bound to leave the team if not given chance to show case.

Players like Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba, Zzizinga Ashraf and Data Joseph may be some of the many players I can mention in this regard that are ripe for league but haven’t been given chance to play so I feel with time they will also have to leave the club either in the same scenario as kawooya or smartly walk out from the club and Vipers will remain living in denial after nurturing them but have gained nothing from them.


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