Joel Madondo in Cranes colours. Photo Courtesy.

Uganda Cranes forward in advanced talks with giant UPL side

Uganda Cranes forward in advanced talks with giant UPL side

By Brian Sentuuya.

Uganda Cranes forward Joel Madondo in advanced talks with Vipers SC, one month after mutually terminating his employment contract with Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca.

The 22-year-old joined the North African giants from Startimes Uganda Premier League side Busoga United FC in January earlier this year.

A move the former Busoga United player anticipated to be a stepping stone in his career which would help him continue developing his talent so as to realize his full potential but unfortunately things took an ugly turn for the ambitious youngster during his short stint in Morocco and turned out to be the worst experience in his life as a footballer.

Madondo made two appearances for the Casablanca based side during his stay at the club coming when former Cranes gaffer Sebastien Desabre was at the helm against Diffa El Jadida and Yossoufia Berechid.

Besides lack of playing time, pacey forward was also neglected in his hotel of residence without being given food, accumulated salary arrears, denied access to the training facilities to train with his teammates and to add salt in the wound, he was also confined in a rented apartment minus any pay or allowances from the Club since March.

After months full of suffering in Morocco, Madondo made his terrible life in Morocco a public secret making his departure from the North African giants inevitable and in July 2020, Madondo and Wydad Casablanca agreed to part ways on mutual consent making him a free agent.

After coming back to Uganda, 2019/2020 Startimes Uganda Premier League champions approached him and expressed their interest in his services as they seek to replace their last season’s leading scorer Fahad Aziz Bayo who left the club for Israel side Ashdod FC.

Bigwhale sports is informed that the Kitende based outfit Vipers SC are closing in on the signing of the former Wydad Casablanca forward with negotiations between the two parties in advanced stages as Fred Kajoba continues to make reinforcements in preparation for the forthcoming season engagements, both in the league and on the continent.

Vipers SC have so far bolstered their squad with four new signings – bringing in Ibrahim Orit(Mbarara city), Jamil Kalisa(Bright stars) David Bagole(Busoga United) and Dissan Galiwango(Express).

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