Saturday’s SC Villa have pocketed a combined Shs40m from the sale of Noah Ssemakula and Lawrence Kasadha to Victoria University.
The 16-time league champions also made a profit of Shs29m from the sale of Kasadha having acquired the defender for just Shs1m from Big League side Jinja Municipal.
“It is true Ssemakula and Kasadha have been sold to Victoria University,” Villa director of football Joseph Kanaaba, confirmed to Daily Monitor yesterday.
“But I cannot disclose the monetary terms involved due to confidentiality between the two parties.” However, a close source from Villa, who confirmed the aforementioned figures but did not want to be mentioned as he is not authorized to speak on the behalf of the club, also disclosed to this newspaper that Victoria paid Shs10m for midfielder Ssemakula.
Ssemakula, whose only season at Villa has been blighted by injuries, struggled to put up a healthy sequence of games at the Villa Park side. Kasadha on the other hand spent only six months at the Villa Park outfit having joined from Jinja Municipal in January.
The duo join new signings Manco Kawesa (URA), George Abege and Martin Mpuga (both from Maroons), Sadam Juma (free agent) and Ali Kimera (Victors).
Meanwhile, former Express coach Sam Ssimbwa starts work as Victoria University tactician tomorrow when he is unveiled.
“He will officially become Victoria coach on August 1,” confirmed hitherto coach Ivan Zoric.
By ANDREW MWANGUHYA, Daily Monitor