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Shafic Batambuze Set For UPL Return

Uganda Cranes left back Shafic Batambuze is braced for a possible return to Uganda Premier League after ending his spell in Kenya.

Batambuze recently finished off his contract with KPL Giants Gor Mahia and is currently a free agent until January.

The experienced defender, who was part of Cranes squad that played in the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon, is currently training with UPL side Busoga United ahwad of a possible deal.

“I am training with Busoga as I try to stay fit,” he confirmed to The-SportsNation.

“However, I have not signed with them, I am a free agent open to any deal at the moment.”

Shafic Batambuze. Courtesy photo

Batambuze, son to former Cranes international Idd Batambuze, has been out of action since last year after a career-threatening injury he got against Aigle Noir in the CAF Champions League.

He pleaded with the club for funds to finance the surgery on his knee before soliciting from friends.

The fullback started at Simba (UPDF) before joining Muhoroni in 2011. He returned to UPL with SC Villa and later went back to Kenya were he signed for Western Stima in 2013.

He has also played for Sofapaka (loan), Tusker and Gor Mahia.

If the deal to UPL comes to pass, Batambuze joins a list of Cranes players who have returned and signed for local clubs including Denis Iguma, Tony Mawejje, Juma Balinya and Murushid Juuko.

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