Kenyan Champions Tusker FC has been linked with SC Villa attacking midfielder Arthur Semazzi and former Sofapaka FC defensive midfielder Musa Mudde who is a free agent at the moment.
Mudde was released by Vodacom Premier League giants Simba SC after suffering an injury during the 2012 Kagame Cup
According to Supersport.com, Tusker official Charles Obiny said that they were angling good players since their target was to win the league as early as the first leg of the upcoming 2013 season before confirming that they have been able to talk to Semazzi but Mudde is yet to respond to their approach.
“We have been able to talk to Semazzi and he is the quality that the coach needs next season he has agreed on our terms as we wait for his arrival at the end of the season.”
“We have an ambitious project at Tusker as we intend to sign four foreign players to boast our chances next season and help strengthen the team,” Obiny added.
In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports, Semazzi confessed that he talked to the Tusker officials on phone but nothing was reached.
“It’s true I spoke to their officials”, he said. “There was nothing reached though. I have a contract with SC Villa and am happy at the club but you never know what happens in the future”, he summarized.
SC Villa director of football Joseph Kanaba also confirmed Tusker’s approach to the club for the services of Semazzi but echoed similar sentiments.
“They made an approach but that’s all and nothing else”, stated Kanaba. “The club stills needs Arthur (Semazzi) given that he is among the senior players in the squad and every team wants to keep its best players”.
Kanaba however stated later that they will have to wait for the official offer from Tusker but a consensus must be reached first between the club management and technical team on the future of the boy.
“There are so many things to consider here including his future as a footballer. We can only make a final decision on this after meeting all parties involved including the coach and club chairman”, he concluded.
According to reports, Obiny and Coach Robert Matano have set November 26th as the day they will be in Kampala for more talks and also scout other players in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that is scheduled between November 24th and December 8th.
In case the deals go through, the duo will join fellow country men Nyanzi Makumbi and Allan Kateregga at the brewers.
We shall keep you posted on the developments.