By: Edwin Kyle Kule
Wakiso Giants have parted ways with five first-team players in the secondary transfer window, including midfielder Gadaffi Wahab after just a year and striker Abdul Karim Nduggwa.
In an effort to trim his squad and in line with improving the team’s performance in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, head coach Douglas Bamweyana has also told Ivan Ssebuguzi, Osman Miraji and goalkeeper George William Katende who has struggled with injury to look for new clubs.
Nduggwa was Wakiso Giants’ second top scorer during their maiden top-flight season, bagging five goals behind Vianne Ssekajugo who scored nine.
The striker who was among the club’s inaugural squad in the 2018/19 season confirmed to this website that he had been released by the club and that he wishes the club better in the future.
“Yes, I can confirm we have parted ways with Wakiso Giants Football Club, I thank the management and secretariat for the time spent at the club,” Nduggwa confessed to Football256.
Gaddafi Wahab meanwhile, joined Wakiso Giants in January 2020 and has featured in just eight league games scoring just one goal, an equaliser against Kyetume in his third game for the club.
Ivan Ssebuguzi has found himself on the fringes of the first team especially after Bamweyana took over while Miraji, on the other hand, did not feature on any game for the club before he was shown the exit door.
In the same breath, the Purple Sharks have also signed two new players in Kipson Atuhaire and George Kaddu.
Wakiso has had a stuttering start to only their second top-flight season, drawing all their five matches of the season so far.
They currently lie 10th on the 16 team log, with five points – five points off the table leaders UPDF and four points off the bottom three.