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Mamelodi New Ugandan Player



Mamelodi Sundowns are set to make a decision on Uganda International goalkeeper Ismail Watenga after his training stint with the 2019/20 domestic treble winners.

25-year-old Watenga was due to arrive was supposed to arrive earlier this year in March just before the coronavirus pandemic broke out and halted all football related activities wand this terminated his proposed assessment.

It is believed that the 19 capped Cranes player who serves as an understudy to Sundowns current number 1 Denis Onyango was recommended to the technical team by the seven-time league winner.

Having left the Kenya Premier League side Sofapaka, at the end of last season Watenga who recently began training with the Brazilian coach`s 1st team is available to sign on a free transfer.

According to reports in Ugandan media, a 3- year tenure deal awaits the shot-stopper should he impress the new look technical of Manqoba Mangqithi, Rhulani Mokwena and Steve Komphela.

However, it should be noted that there is no decision taken yet due to the foreign quota spot needed to register while having a lot of options at his disposal.

Watenga previously claimed that it would be a “dream” to follow in the footsteps of his compatriot Onyango who also plays at Sundowns and has also become renowned for his legendary status as goalkeeper in South Africa over the past decade.

Watenga was born in Mbale  Uganda and began his senior football career in 2013 under Vipers SC as goalkeeper a position that he still holds at the team. He also joined the national team in 2014 still in the same position and has also played under Kenyan team Sofapaka.

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