Not an everyday happening for a club across the globe to sign an injured player and offer to treat him unless when you are a special talent.
Well, South African side SuperSport United just did the same when they signed Ugandan midfield gem Moses Waiswa last year in July from Vipers SC.
In 2019 Waiswa was still recovering from a knee injury, but SuperSport showed readiness to cover costs for his treatment, a surprising decision.
Especially after the midfielder looked to have stalled on a move to the club pushing it until after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations before he picked up the horrible injury.
No one at SuperSport United would be in a better position to tell why they scrambled for the intelligent midfielder’s signature even after initially putting them on hold than head coach Kaitano Tembo.
“We signed him from Uganda to add more depth and quality in our midfield. He is a very good player technically and very creative,” Tembo said in an interview with the club’s media.
“He has been out for some time with a serious knee injury, so we are still trying to build his confidence and match fitness.”
“Once he is fit and ready to go he will add a lot of competition in our midfield like he has started doing it so we look forward to having him,” he added.
Waiswa is back at his feet and was summoned to the Uganda Cranes team that will play in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers double header against South Sudan.
The former Vipers Sports Club midfielder has his short term goals already set at the club that is more like a family to him.
“Things are moving on well because SuperSport is like a family, so I feel at home.”
“My short term goal is to get a permanent position in the starting team as well as scoring my maiden goal at the club,” Waiswa said before revealing what exactly drives him.
“We grew up struggling a bit back home so that pushes me to work hard because I want my mother and family to have a better life.”
Since officially being announced as SuperSport United player in January 2020, Waiswa has played twice in the league accumulating 127 minutes and one yellow card
He has been an unused substitute five times in the league, including their 2-0 victory over Highland Park on Sunday.
SuperSport currently sits in third place on the log with 40 points from 24 games, eight points behind table leaders Kaizer Chiefs.