Former Express Goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga says he doesn’t regret leaving the defending champions.
Muwanga and Express failed to agree on contract renewal as the Shot-stopper fancied a deal in DR Congo which failed to materialise before he joined Onduparaka.
During an interview with The-SportsNation, the two-time UPL golden glove winner (with Express and Sadolin FC) reflected on his failed move to Congolese club AS Vita and why he opted to join Onduparaka.
“My move to AS Vita failed because the people who brought the deal were not transparent,” Muwanga explains.
“They negotiated everything with my manager but they didn’t accept our terms”.
The Shotstopper left Express at the end of the season after guiding them to the Uganda Premier League triumph were he took home the golden glove award.
“I don’t regret leaving Express because it was my time to move on.
“We sat down with Express to renew my contract but the negotiations didn’t go well because we failed to agree on the salary not the length of the contract so we decided to separate.”
Muwanga, now at Onduparaka, made his debut for the caterpillars in a 1-0 victory over Police in November.
“I joined Onduparaka because of the love and value they see in me and that was what connected me and the club,” he adds.
Onduparaka sits 13th on the log with 13 points and they have won only 3 matches, six draws and 5 loses. Muwanga says the poor form is because their many new players.
He adds: “Always when there are a big number of new players it takes time to adapt to each other and the situation at the club but I know in the second round we shall be different from first round”.
On his objectives, Muwanga who has so far kept two cleansheets in six matches says he hopes to keep more in the second round and help his team finish in a better position.
“My objective for the second round is to make sure that I keep more cleansheets and I know it will help my team team achieve its objectives as well as guiding Onduparaka to a better position at the end of the season.”