John Adriko Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Sports Club Villa Jogoo left back John Adriko has humbly turned down the request from Burundian reigning champions Lydia Ludic Football Club.

[/media-credit] John Adriko gets past Onduparaka during a Uganda Premier League match at Masaka Recreational Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

This follows interest from the Burundian outfit in Adriko’s services and two other players – Godfrey Buni and veteran Dan Wagaluka.

Buni and Wagaluka, both midfielders have since traveled to the Burundian capital, Bujumbura to finalize with the transfer.

Adriko, now a free agent at the 16 time record winners is weighing options available not ruling out an extension with the mother club.

“Officials from Lydia Ludic approached me but at the moment, I may not consider moving to Burundi. There are a number of other offers available” the soft spoken though hard working left back disclosed to Kawowo Sports on Friday.

Adriko joined Sports Club Villa Jogoo two seasons ago from Hoima based side Kitara Football Club, a team that he cherishes to the brim.

Apparently, Adriko has been before the FUFA player status committee for the past few days verifying his employment contract the Jogoos after it appeared his original contract had been altered.

[/media-credit] John Adriko (facing camera) celebrates with Ambrose Kirya against URA at Lugazi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] John Adriko pokes the ball home into the net against Kampala lower tier side, Azam Football Club at Villa Park on Liberation Day. SC Villa won 2-1 Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

A number of top flight clubs as Soana, URA, Mbarara City and BUL are eager to sign him on if he fails to win the hearts of SC Villa Jogoo again.

Another outside, Kitara F.C, a FUFA Big league has however presented an irresistible offer to lure him back to his parent club in Hoima as they plan afresh to get promoted to the top tier league.

The Burundian giants are currently preparing for the 2018 CECAFA Clubs champions coming up in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Lydia Ludic is in group B alongside Rwanda’s Rayon Sports, Kenya’s Gor Mahia and Ports Football Club of Djibouti.

[/media-credit] John Adriko races to deliver a cross during a Uganda Cranes training session at the Namboole stadium outside training ground Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Who is Adriko?

  • Full Names: John Adriko
  • Father: Joshua Adriko
  • Mother: Anna Mary Adriko
  • Date of Birth: 10th September 1998
  • Place of Birth: Hoima Municipality
  • Education: St Alosyious Primary School, Kabalega Trust (O & A Level), Gulu University (Diploma in Business)
  • Teams Played For: Ssese Ssaza team, Kitara Football Club, Sports Club Villa Jogoo (Current)
  • Strong Foot: Left
  • Key attributes: Good ball control, effective crossing, heading and man marking

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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