By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
South Africa: Uganda Cranes midfielder Moses Waiswa on 11 July completed a move to South African giants SuperSport United.
The midfielder is believed to have signed a two year deal with the three-time ABSA Premier Soccer League champions. His departure was confirmed by Vipers on Thursday.
“Vipers SC midfielder Moses Waiswa has completed a move to South Africa’s based club Supersport United FC. Read a statement on Vipers’ official website.
“We can confirm that Waiswa is now joining the three times ABSA Premier Soccer League champions after both clubs agreed on an undisclosed fee for the midfielder.
Waiswa who is currently nursing a knee injury that ruled him out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, has for a while been seeking a move away from Kitende.
It is understood that he personally asked to be sold claiming that the move would help further his career.
With his contract left with only six months, Vipers opted to sell him now as he would leave for free in January 2020.
After his departure was confirmed, Waiswa posted a heartfelt message on his Twitter account bidding farewell to Vipers SC.
“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone connected to Vipers Sports Club; from the owner; Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, to the coaches, the backroom staff, and of course to the supporters who have been amazing to me throughout my time at the club will forever be my home. Read Waiswa’s Tweet.
Waiswa started his professional career at Swedish side Växjö United FC where he played in 2016.
He returned home to Vipers SC in 2017 and has featured for the Venoms ever since.
With Vipers, he was a key figure as the won the 2017/18 StarTimes Uganda Premier League and was eventually named the FUFA player of the year.
Waiswa is a full Uganda Cranes international and has played 8 senior Cranes games, scoring one goal.
His only goal for the Cranes came in a 1-1 draw with Kenya in a friendly back in March 2017, the day Waiswa made his debut.
About Waiswa’s new club (SuperSport United)
SuperSport United is a South African football club based in Pretoria. it plays in the Premier Soccer League.
It owned by SuperSport, the South African group of television channels.
The club was originally known as Pretoria City before it was purchased by M-Net in 1994. M-Net got approval from the National Soccer League and the club was renamed.
The club comprises a professional football team affiliated to the Premier Soccer League as well as various youth academy teams in the SuperSport United Youth Academy playing within their respective SAFA structures.
Home matches are usually played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, however in recent times, the club has elected to take many matches to the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.