Moussa Marega of Mali challenged by Murushid Juuko of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Uganda and Mali at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 25 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday Jul 02, 2018. 15:00
News coming from East Africa is that South African Premier Soccer League's SuperSport United are looking at signing Ugandan defender Murushid Juuko.
The Cranes international is set to leave Simba SC and join the Tshwane side as they look to bolster their defence.
According to Kawowo Sports, the club also known as ‘Msimbazi’ are said to have already scouted Juuko’s replacement.
The highly-rated defender was previously linked with SuperSport's PSL rivals Orlando Pirates at the beginning of the 2017/18 Absa Premiership campaign.
Pirates coach and ex-Uganda boss Milutin Sredojevic is a huge fan of the defender after coaching the 24-year-old player during his four-year stint in charge of the Cranes.
"Kawowo Sports understands that SuperSport United have already sent an invitation to the defender who is in Uganda at the moment and will link up with the club immediately. Visa issues are sorted," the Ugandan publication reported.
Although they are yet to appoint a coach, United have reportedly shown interest in the player ahead of the new 2018/19 campaign.
This comes after the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup finalists released Tefu Mashamaite who is linked with Maritzburg United and young centre back Denwin Farmer, who joined the Team of Choice at the end of the past term.