Vipers forward Shaban Muhammad is already pumped up and cannot wait for the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League season to get underway.
The Uganda Cranes striker wants to win the UPL golden boot next season.
Signed after ending his infamous spell at Raja Casablanca, Shaban spend the whole of last season in Vipers sickbay.
“It was painful and a lonely feeling seating out in the stands for the entire season watching your teammates playing. At times I felt like I could do something to help the team deliver victories but then again we couldn’t do much because of injury,” Shaban told Vipers media
The former KCCA and Onduparaka player says that it will not be too long for him to return to the field of play because he has been working overtime.
He added that Coach Fred Kajoba has advised and encouraged him to “be patient and keep working hard.”
With the departure of Fahad Bayo, who was the leading scorer for the club with 12 goals last season, Vipers is expected to bank on Muhammad Shaban next term.
“Every player has his own impact on the team. Bayo was in good form and my return will also add impetus upfront. Our partnership could be the best thing to ever happen at Kitende as long as we cooperate and work as a team,” Shaban added.
“I want the Top Scorer’s gong of the Uganda Premier League (UPL) and also help my team qualify for the group stages of the Caf Champions League, InshAllah.”
He scored 18 goals for KCCA in the 2017/18 season before leaving for Raja Casablanca and he was the 2016 FUFA Footballer of the year.
Having made his debut on the National team in 2016, Shaban has not been a regular fixture in the Cranes fold in recent memory.
He hopes that next season’s performance will catapult him back to the National team.
“I am working tirelessly to see that I come back as a different player not the previous one. I want to hit the ground running and get more playing time as soon as the 2020/21 football season kicks off.
“The fans should forget the old me. There is a different Shaban coming. A better one who will play with more purpose and drive. I have kept them waiting because of injury but I am going entertain them. I promise to do my best for both club and country if I am recalled again, InshAllah.”