Reigning Uganda Premier League Vipers Sports Club has confirmed that various players are leaving the club on mutual consent as Head Coach Fred Kajoba shapes his squad in readiness for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Leading the list of departures is midfielder Brian Nkuubi who has been at Kitende for five years establishing himself as a vital cog within the team before injuries left him out of favour. Vipers SC confirmed all the departures on their website on Monday morning.
With no offer of an extension to his contract following the arrival of David Bagoole from Busoga United, Vipers can now confirm the midfielder’s exit from the club.
The 26 year old is unlikely to be short of offers now that he is a free agent due to his experience with almost 8 seasons under his belt since making debut with Kira Young in 2012.
He is not the only one leaving St Marys stadium, there are other twelve players departing during this transfer window as Kajoba endeavours to fill all yawning gaps.
Goalkeeper Derrick Ochan whose contract still had two years to wind up, mutually consented with the club on his departure to seek for more playing time elsewhere.
Left back Dan Birikwalira who impressed when Vipers won the 2014/15 league title, is also on his way out, having seen the recent loan with Kyetume United hampered by injury.
Janjali Joseph who was on loan at Bright stars together with Dickens Okwir (Paidha Black Angels), Ibrahim Kiyemba (Wakiso Giants), Duncan Seninde (Wakiso Giants) and Farouk Musisi are also leaving after mutually terminating their existing contracts.
Tom Masiko just like Nkuubi, Steven Mukwala and Tito Okello, saw off their contracts to the end so is Fred Atuhwera as well as Baden Mujahid who are all exiting as free agents.
The Venoms will also see out Brian Kalumba on loan to yet to be confirmed club and its possible others will follow later as negotiations for their destinations continue.
Vipers has already acquired Disan Galiwango (Express), Ibrahim (Mbarara City), Jamil Kalisa (Bright Stars) and David Bagoole (Busoga United) to beef up the team ahead of a demanding season.