After a series of theories and principles regarding either the transfer of Muhammed Shaban to one of the top sides in the country or staying put at Vipers Sc, the sharp shooter has finally inked a deal with his former Arua city side Onduparaka fc.
The latest development www.westnilesports.com has obtained indicates that the striker has agreed a one year deal with the caterpillars upon successful negotiations about personal terms.
Though the financial details about this transfer have not been disclosed, it has been leaked that the caterpillars must have coughed something closer to the USD 20,000 (approximately 75,000,000) that Lawrence Mulindwa has been asking for from most of the suitors.
Nevertheless, this transfer has brought a lot of excitement and surprises within Arua city as one of the club fans expressed;
“I am very excited about this move by the club management because Shaban is a talented player and am sure he is going to put all that he went through behind and concentrate on his game”.
The striker had less than a year left on his Vipers Sc contract and the Entebbe road team had the option of retaining the player but it seems he really wanted out.
As this transfer continues to shock waves, URA fc’s earlier expressed interest for the striker hit a dead end when the Kitende side rejected an enticing offer from the tax collectors with the reason that the Venoms could not sell to a direct competitor at whatever price.
Another closer competitor in KCCA Fc also missed on a reunion with Shaban because it was stated that the budget offered to Morley Byakweso was almost depleted and could not fund the acquisition of the player by the time of his availability. Rumors made rounds that Vipers Sc had invoiced the Lugogo based side shillings one hundred and ten (110,000,000) million for the player.
The third offer from the cash-laden Arua Hill Sc that had hinged on a loan deal was rejected with Vipers Sc stating that an outright purchase was the only available alternative. This came after it was rumored that Arua Hill Sc chairman had held a couple of meetings with the player, his representative and his father a couple of months ago in Arua.
Shaban is set to link up with the rest of the squad to commence duties as the Caterpillars are on a pre-season schedule in Kampala effective 6th September.
Prior to this return, Shaban had played for Vipers Sc and KCCA fc of Uganda as well as Raja Casablanca of Morocco after his first Onduparaka fc stint.