Doves All Stars forward Osman Miraji has agreed to join Wakiso Giants on a three-year contract, with both parties set to agree on final details before he is unveiled at the club.
Miraji will leave Doves All-Stars on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract in June, and Wakiso Giants have succeeded in convincing the player to join their cause, per sources close to the player.
The former Paidha Black Angels and Nebbi Central striker struggled to match his previous goal scoring tally last season, but Wakiso head coach Douglas Bamweyana is said not to have doubts about his ability as a capable goal source.
Miraji scored three goals in six appearances for the FUFA Big League side in all competitions in the 2019/20 season a bad return when compared to his record of nine goals in 12 games during his first spell with Doves in 2015 albeit at the regional league level.
He also topped scoring charts during the 2018 East African Inter-University Games with seven goals while at MUBS.
Miraji just turned 28 on September 5, and the striker’s ability and versatility that enables him to play on either wing as well as upfront, pace and ability to shot at goal with either foot means he is a significant addition to the Purple Sharks’ frontline.
Bamweyana is said to particularly adore the player who could finally move to StarTimes Uganda Premier League for the first time in his career despite longstanding links with the division.
While he perhaps arrives in the top flight a bit later than he would have liked and after a couple of failed moves to the top flight, Miraji has the ability to make his move to the UPL worthwhile.
Miraji becomes Douglas Bamweyana’s fifth signing ahead of the new season joining Tom Masiko who made his loan move permanent, Pius Kaggwa, Edward Satulo and Ibrahim Kasule.
The club is also understood to be in advanced talks with KCCA over a permanent transfer of midfielder Lawrence Bukenya.