Wanderers’ preparations for the upcoming challenging cricket season have hit a hard rock as a bunch of players are set to leave the side.
The pre-season transfer window, that ends before teams play their opening National T20 League league, has left the side with lots to ponder about depth and quality of the squad.
“Its tough,” skipper Dennis Musali told Kawowo Sports. “Most players are were not happy with last season’s performances,”
Of course, it was going to be hard for coach Sam Walusimbi to convince them stay having lost last season’s Division One Multiple Industries Cricket League title after a two-wicket loss to Tornado in a decider on the final day.
That gave Tornado their first league title in three years. Wanderers’ wait for the crown not only stretches back to 2002 but also left many questions unanswered.
“Those bad memories could leave an empty dressing room,” Musali, who is sure of only Arthur Ziraba and Arnold Otwani remaining, said.
Captain Davis Karashani, Dennis Taby and Deus Muhumuza, who return from the UAE tour on Monday, are all yet to make final decisions. “The club board is waiting for their final decisions when they return,” he said of the trio.
Àmong the already departed players is U-19 national team pair Derrick Bakunzi and Ivan Thawithemwira who have headed back to their former club Charity Trust Fund after just a season.
“We are already targeting young players from secondary schools.” Musali said.
Lucky enough, Wanderers have still have some time to sort out the issues in camp as their opening season T20 rubbers against JACC are on the weekend of February 2.
As of now, most clubs have kept the cards close to their chests, waiting to surprise their opponents.
Davis Turinawe (From Charity to Tornado)
Charles Waiswa (From Patidar to Tornado B)
Abdallah Lubega (From Wanderers to Charity TF)
Ivan Thawithemwira (From Wanderers to Charity TF)
Abraham Alema (From Charity to Challengers)