Tension, pressure and panic is the feeling at Uganda Premier League log leaders Vipers Sports Club’s camp as talks of a contract extension with their consistent defender-cum midfielder Geoffrey Wasswa are stalling.
The Venoms’ asset who doubles as the club’s Vice captain has less than six months left on his contract with the Kitende based outfit.
The rules clearly give freedom to players who are inside their final six months of a contract to negotiate with other interested clubs.
Wasswa has reportedly attracted significant interest from club rivals and reigning Champions KCCA Football Club in pursuit of his signature.
KCCA FC’s Mike Hillary Mutebi, has been a great admirer of the defender for quite some time now but has been hampered but the huge price tag. The fact that Wasswa is in the last year of his contract could be the break he needs.
Wasswa, a graduate of St Mary’s Kitende, Vipers’ academy and feeder team was handed his senior debut in September 2016 under head coach Abdallah Mubiru as Vipers defeated BUL FC 1-0 at Nakivubo Stadium.
He is seen as viable substitute for the injured pony-tailed John Revita who is ruled out of KCCA’s roster for quite a long period of time.
Revita who commands KCCA’s backline ruptured his knee ligament against URA FC midway through this season and is yet to undergo surgery.
With five league games to climax the 2019-2020 season, the Kasassiro Boys will need an immediate replacement in the center back with hopes of snatching the title from Vipers’ claws.
In case Wasswa switches to Lugogo, he will look to form a formidable partnership with either Musa Ramathan or Samuel Kato in the back line.