Iguma

Vita want Uganda’s Iguma

Published On 15/12/2014 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Best of the Rest, Latest News, Made in Africa, Top Stories, Transfers

Uganda Cranes faltered at the final hurdle of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, but several players had done enough to catch the eyes of many across the continent.

One of them is defender Denis Iguma. It is no surprise that Democratic Republic of Congo side AS Vita are interested in the 22-year-old versatile player.

According to Kawowo Sports, the 2014 CAF Champions League runners-up Vita are interested in signing the dreadlocked player from Uganda Premier League outfit Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU).

Iguma represented Uganda at the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa in January, and, despite first round elimination by DR Congo’s Don Bosco in the CAF Confederations Cup, he inspired SCVU to the regional Nile Basin Club Championship title.

Interestingly, Iguma hasn’t played competitive club football for close to two months since boycotting training and later falling out with his bosses at SCVU.

The former SC Villa player was overlooked by Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic in the final two games Afcon Qualifier matches against Ghana and Guinea early last month.

If the 12-time Linafoot champions succeed in capturing Iguma, he will join fellow Ugandan Yunus Ssentamu in Kinshasa.

Four other Ugandans Yuda Mugalu (Motema Pembe), Godfrey Walusimbi (CS Don Bosco), Patrick Ochan and Mike Mutyaba (both TP Mazembe) have plied their trade in DR Congo before.

by Darren Allan

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