Freshly unveiled Vipers SC player Ashraf Mandela has highlighted how he cannot wait to start from where he left, in a bid to help the team achieve future success.
He has penned down a two-year employment contract that will keep him in the red shirt at least until 2024.
The roving right-back left Kitende in 2018 having featured for both their feeder side, St Mary’s Secondary School, and the senior team.
“I was here as a boy and now, l have come back as a man ready to compete. This is a place where my dream started and l want it to continue here,” Mandela revealed via the club website.
“Many people will ask me why I came back to this palace?” he said before adding.
“You know l call it a palace because it’s number one in East Africa and we are chasing to be number one in Africa. I call this a come back because l was once here, left, and now am back here.”
At the start of the 2018/19 season, he joined SC Villa before making a move to URA FC where he spent three campaigns.
He is the Kitende side’s fifth signing after Isa Mubiru, Marvin Joseph Youngman, Olivier Omadjondo Osomba, and goalkeeper Alfred Macumu Mudekereza.
QUICK PLAYER PROFILE
Full Names: Ashraf Mandela
Date of birth: December 20th, 2002
Strong foot: Right
2019 – 2022: URA FC
2018 – 2019: SC Villa
2015 – 2018: Vipers SC