Maritzburg eyeing Uganda Cranes stalwart


Highly rated Ugandan defence stalwart Murushid Jjuuko is reportedly on the radar of DStv Premiership side Maritzburg United.

The Express FC centre back, who has previously played for Tanzania giants Simba SC and Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca, is set for a trial with the Pietermaritzburg side at the start of January.

As a result, Jjuuko has been dropped from the Cranes 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) squad that travels to Cameroon for CHAN next week. CHAN kicks off on January 16.

Express CEO Isaac Mwesiga that he was due to fly to KwaZulu-Natal for the trial.

“He will fly out to South Africa for trials at Martizburg United next week,” said Mwesigwa.

Juuko was born in Entebbe, Wakiso District and has played club football for Ugandan clubs Bunamwaya and SC Victoria University before moving to Tanzania to play for Simba.

The 26-year-old tough-as-teak defender made his Cranes debut on 11 July 2014 against Seychelles, a tie they won 1-0.

He also guided the Cranes to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals since 1978, playing a part in the 1-0 win over Comoros that sealed their 2017 qualification.

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By Mthokozisi Dube

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