Vipers’ gangly young center forward Alfred Leku has handed in his official transfer request at the Kitende based club, Kawowo Sports has learnt.
The well-built striker rose to prominence during the 2015/16 FUFA Uganda Cup semifinal clash against KCCA when he scored a brace and set up the other for Erisa Ssekisambu.
Leku, who has already played for the Uganda U-20 team (Hippos) believes playing time elsewhere will see him closer to achieving his personal ambitions of playing for the senior national team.
“I want to get loaned or be released to join another club where I will get enough playing time. My mission in life is to play for the Uganda Cranes and possibly turn professional. You can’t achieve these goals when you are under-utilized,” he echoed his grievance.
A graduate from the St Mary’s Kitende school system set up, Leku was restricted to only 2 starts last term with 7 substitute appearances.
The arrival of Moses Waiswa, Aziz Kemba, Mike Sserumga and Milton Karisa in the January transfer window further minimized Leku’s chances of cementing a first team slot.
Already Tonny Odur has been doing well at the club as he led the scoring charts by the close of business of the just concluded season.
Efforts to get a comment from any of the technical personnel at Vipers proved futile as their known telephone contacts went unanswered.