Uganda Premier League leaders could lose one of their most prized assets as dependable defender Geoffrey Wasswa is said to be angling for a move to rivals KCCA FC.
Ugandan media reports that Wasswa is reluctant to sign a new deal with Vipers which expires at the end of the season. Predictably, the country's big boys have come circling and ready to pounce.
FIFA regulations allow players in the last six months of their contract to talk and enter into pre-contract agreements with other clubs and KCCA are using this window to lure the Uganda international away from St. Mary's.
Football website football256.com reports that indeed Wasswa and KCCA have entered into a pre-contract agreement and the deal will be announced in the coming days.
Wasswa came through Vipers youth system starting at St. Mary's Kitende before joining the senior team aged just 17 years. The tough-tackling defender has grown in stature and importance for the club and helped them clinch the 2018 title.
KCCA coach Mike Mutebi is looking for defensive options after John Revita was sidelined with a knee injury. Revita has been sidelined since February and might be out of action for a more than a season as he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on the problematic knee.