Former Onduparaka, BUL FC and Busoga United left back Hakim Magombe is strongly linked with a move back home to Jinja, to play for FUFA Big League side Jinja North FC.
The defender with wide Uganda Premier League (UPL) experience is open to a move to the second division side, he even took part in the club’s pre-season arrangements, but now ‘there’s a slight problem’.
Sources close to the player have intimated to The-SportsNation that ‘there are still some pending issues’ as the club and player are yet to come to an agreement on his personal terms.
This website has further established that the player is ready, and will sign with the club as soon they offer him an amount he can’t refuse. As for now, the club has offered a little less that what the player can take.
Magombe was one of the outstanding players as Mbarara City FC earned their way back into the Uganda Premier League (UPL) last season.
But he immediately left the club as soon as his short term contract with the club ended.
UPL sides UPDF and Gaddadi made contact to the player, and the same can be said of Kaaro Karungi, Kigezi Hmeboyz and Blacks Power.
Meanwhile, Jinja North last season collected 39 points from 30 games to finish tenth on the 15-team Big League table, now they want to give a shot at qualification under coach Sadiq Ssempigi.
If the defender’s move to Jinja North materializes, he will link up with former Mbarara City FC coach, Ssempigi, together with whom they promoted the Ankole Lions to the UPL.
The coach and the player guided Mbarara City FC to a second place finish on the table, earning the second of the three available qualification slots to the first division.
The coach was then tasked to do the same at Jinja North. He has since embarked on assembling a team that he believes will battle for supremacy next season, with over ten new players joining, though only seven have been unveiled so far.
They have so far officially unveiled Mutwalibu Mugolofa, Johnson Senyonga, Isaac Mukiibi, Bronson Nsubuga, Huud Salim, Isaac Kizza, Michael Kimera, Lawrence Nduga.