URA striker Robert Ssentongo

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC forward Robert Ssentongo is on the verge of joining Vipers SC after turning down a move to KCCA, according to a club insider.

The Lugogo side were initially keen on resigning Ssentongo as URA coach Kefa Kisala had decided to allow last season’s Uganda Premier League topscorer to leave the club alongside eight other senior players in what was believed to be a player-revolt against the coach.

By the close of the season, Ssentongo and coach Kisala were no longer seeing eye to eye and all indications pointed to an acrimonious separation at the end of the season.

Since Kisala replaced his hitherto boss Moses Basena in November last year, he suspended Ssentongo on more than four occasions and has masterminded the departure of other senior players Saidi Kyeyune (midfielder), Brian Bwete and Sulait Luyima (both goal keepers) among others.

But Vipers’ coach George Nsimbe who Sentongo helped win the league twice at KCCa will not be paying the full price of his Shs50m release clause, of which the player is expected to be given a sign-on fee.

Vipers fell short of defending their league trophy because of rely on goal-shy strikers; John Semazzi, Julius Malingumu and Mike Mutyaba thus Ssentongo’s enviable scoring proficiency being a four-time league top scorer will bring glory to Lawrence Mulindwa’s side.