Ugandan keeper Ismael Watenga now denies that he quit Sofapaka over match-fixing | Futaa.com Kenya
Ugandan keeper Ismael Watenga now denies that he quit Sofapaka over match-fixing
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Ugandan keeper Ismael Watenga now denies that he quit Sofapaka over match-fixing

Uganda international Ismael Watenga has denied reports that he left Kenyan side Sofapaka after he was offered money to fix games. 

Ugandan newspaper New Vision on Sunday reported that the keeper had turned down a $20,000 bribe to throw away matches before leaving the former Kenyan Premier League champions. 

Now, the lanky shot-stopper has sought to water down the allegations and deny that he was ever approached by fixers. 

“That’s not true, the claims are unfounded. I asked to leave Sofapaka because I thought in the January transfer window something better was coming up, fortunately, they released me, because it was part of the initial plan before I joined them,” Watenga told Football256.

“So, for anyone to claim that I left because I didn’t want to fix matches is very wrong and damaging especially since it’s not true.”

“At Sofapaka I worked with professional people who loved their team and despite the challenges like elsewhere they also tried their level best to help the team win,” he added.

Watenga has been linked with a move to South African side Mamelodi Sundowns after he failed to clinch a move to Ethiopia's St. Georges.