Ntege set to join Botswana club


KCCA FC defensive midfielder Ivan Ntege will sign for Botswana Premier League Champions, Township Rollers FC this week.

A source close to the team in Botswana told URN on Tuesday that the Uganda Cranes player arrived last weekend in Gaborone and is currently training with the team.

“They are handling the paperwork and hopefully he will sign before the end of this week,” added the source.

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic also told URN that he is aware Ntege is busy in Botswana trying to finalise paperwork to join the League Champions Township Rollers. 

Ntege was part of the KCCA squad that retained the Azam Uganda Premier League title, won the Uganda Cup and reached the group stage of the Caf Total Confederations Cup. His  contract with KCCA ran out in June and the player was reportedly hesitant to renew it because of little playing time.

In-case the paperwork is completed  in time, Ntege will travel to South Africa and will be part of the team that with battle South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) giants Kaizer Chiefs in the pre-season Maize Cup tournament on July 15 in Klerksdorp. Ntege was part of the Uganda Cranes team at the 2014 Africa Nations Championship in South Africa and last year in Rwanda.

In a related development, another Uganda Cranes midfielder William Kizito Luwagga last week joined Romanian side, Clubul Sportiv Municipal (CSM) Politehnica Iai.

The former Bunamwaya FC (now SC Vipers) player has been plying his trade in Portugal with Leixões FC, Covilhã, Rio Ave and Firense who he played for in the last four years.

He was part of the Uganda Cranes team that played at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The Observer

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