Ismail Watenga Says He Was Offered $20,000 To Lose A Match

Uganda goalkeeper Ismail Watenga has confessed that he was offered money to throw away games.

Speaking with the New vision, the Vipers Ex shot-stopper said that the incidents happened during his brief stay at Sofapaka in Kenya.

Watenga joined Sofapaka in September 2019 but was later released in December that year.

“I have big dreams as a goal keeper and $20000 bribe can’t cancel out my future dreams. I had to move on,” Watenga told The New vision.

He said that the money was being offered to him by betting agents.

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The Cranes goalkeeper, now a free agent, has been linked to join PSL club Mamelodi Sundowns.

”God knows were he will lead me. If it’s the time I will welcome it. But I will continue to work hard to achieve.”

He also named Geoffrey Sserunkuma as the toughest opponent he has so far faced in his career, before commending Vipers for playing “a big part in the development of my career.”
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