Murushid Juuko

Uganda Cranes defender Murushid Juuko will leave Tanzanian side Simba Sports Club when his contract expires this year in June, having played for them since 2014.

The defender posted a statement on both his official Twitter and Facebook accounts bidding farewell to the club.

“It’s a wonderful journey that we always share with each other. Yet, it’s the same journey that sometimes separates us away from each other. I just want to say thank you for all the good moments.” Juuko posted

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He leaves after having spent over five seasons at the club, winning two league titles in 2017/18 and 2018/19, the Tanzania FA Cup and Mapinduzi cup in 2015 with over 150 appearances for the Msimbazi.

Jjuuko featured for Bunamwaya from 2009 to 2012 and SC Victoria University in 2013 before joining Simba SC in 2014.

He guided the Cranes to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals since 1978. He was part of the team that defeated Comoros 1-0 to qualify for the 2017 finals in Gabon. He missed the first game against Ghana due to a suspension picked up during qualifiers.

Juuko is currently with the Uganda Cranes team in Abu Dhabi for a three-week camp ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations that kicks off on 21st June in Egypt.

Simba SC is also home to Ugandan striker Emmanuel Okwi, who is rumoured to be on his way out of the club.