Mbarara City make an approach to sign Bright Stars’ Tamale

Brian Ssenyondo seems to have settled for Muhammad Ssekebba as his first-choice goalkeeper, but looks like the Mbarara City coach is eyeing a move for another shot-stopper.

Tom Ikara’s loan presence last season felt that Ssekebba’s signing as the Ankole Lions number one was over.

However, the goalkeeper who has been at the club since 2016 has been handed a new three-year contract until 2024.

For the four years Ssekebba has been at Mbarara, he has been in and out of the first team partly because of episodes of errors, and the keeper has been hardly a standard-bearer of consistency.

With Ikara completing his move to Police FC on a two-year contract, Ssenyondo finds himself a bit short-handed in the goalkeeping department.

And now, sources indicate that the Uganda Premier League side have been in touch with Bright Stars goalkeeper Simon Tamale in an attempt to complete the deal well ahead of time.

“Simon (Tamale) has been approached by Mbarara City over a move to the club,”a source that preferred anonymity said.

“The club is interested and the contract situation with the player at Bright Stars gives them the confidence of completing a deal,” the source added.

Bright Stars have been attempting to get the 23-year-old to sign a new deal as they try to draw away offers for him. But negotiations over a new contract have hit a stall in recent weeks over personal terms.

“I have been holding talks with Bright Stars over a new contract but we are yet to agree on the final details,” Tamale told Football256.

“I have had an approach from a couple of top division clubs, and I can confirm I have some interesting offers on the table that we are still studying with my agent.”

“I am open to a move because I want to sort my future and where I will play next season soon rather than suffer the distractions of last-minute transfers,” he added.

Tamale joined Bright Stars at the start of the 2018/19 season on a two-year contract from Police and has recently been a subject of a possible return before the Cops settled for Ikara.

Kyetume FC and Express could also be in competition for Tamale with both sides on the lookout for options to strengthen the choices they currently have.

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