Featured Image: Bashir Mutanda. Courtesy photo
Bashir Mutanda has now put focus back to the Uganda Premier League after his deal to join Botswana league hit a dead end.
The striker was on the verge of joining Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy, a club coached by former Vipers coach Jorge Miguel Da Costa.
The-SportsNation.com sources discovered that Villa demanded $50,000 while the Botswana club was giving out less.
Consequently, the player returned to the country recently and has returned to Villa park as the team prepares for the upcoming league season.
“2018/19 season is so far my best in football career,” Mutanda exclusively told this website. “I’m working hard and am praying to God so that I make it bigger and higher more than last season.”
“The coaches are helping all of us at the club so that we can avoid what happened last season.”
Mutanda has also played for Buikwe Red Stars, Kirinya Jinja SS and Vipers SC.
Villa finished 12th with 34 points last season, beating the drop by just a whisker. Mutanda was the club’s top scorer with 13 goals.
“I want and I think we can finish inside the too four. I want to score more goals than last season and to help my club achieve something.”
The record league winners with 16 titles, are yet to reveal their squad for the 2019/20 season. They will be coached by Edward Kaziba who will be helped by Ibrahim Kirya, Nestroy Kizito and Philip Ssozi.
SC Villa will set the tone for this year’s league when they take on newly promoted Kyetume FC on August 29 at Mandela National Stadium in a night TV game.
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Mutanda is a graduate of the FUFA Junior League after he played for for Vipers Junior team in 2015.