Murushid Juuko has completed a sensational return to boyhood club Vipers SC, nine years after leaving Kitende.
The former Uganda Cranes defender has rejoined the StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions from rivals Express FC.
Juuko has signed a two-year contract that will keep him at the club until at least 2024 following the expiry of his contract with the Red Eagles.
“I think it’s the best decision that I have made. It’s right on point in my opinion,” Juuko told Vipers media following his unveiling on Monday afternoon.
“I have a fantastic history with this amazing club. I started my career here when l was young and of course I’m so happy to be back home after nine years.”
“So I am really glad and looking forward to giving my best for this club once again,” he added.
“I moved from Express FC now to Vipers SC, it’s a new chapter, I’m so happy and glad, and I want to carry on again, to make history, to try to help the Venoms achieve great results, to make a mark again,” he continued.
The central defender announce he would be leaving Express following the expiry of his two-year contract at Wankulukuku where he helped the club win the Uganda Premier League and CECAFA Kagame Cup.
The 28-year-old defender found his footing at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende, going on to play 32 times in four years at the club between 2009 and 2013, scoring only two goals.
In 2013, Juuko joined Victoria University, where he spent a year before joining Tanzanian giants, Simba SC.
At Simba, he completed five full seasons as he featured in 149 official games, pointing further at his immense experience. He then went for a short-lived stint in Morocco with Wydad Athletic Club.
The former Uganda Cranes defender is known for his intelligence, game-reading abilities, aerial prowess and high-level tackling attributes.
Juuko becomes Vipers’ eighth signing in the ongoing transfer window, after Alfred Macumu Mudekereza, Olivier Osomba, Abubakar Lawal, Isa Mubiru, Marvin Joseph Youngman, Ashraf Mandela and Abdu Lumala.
Murushid Juuko Profile
Full Names: Murushid Juuko
Date of Birth: April 14, 1994
Height: 5′ 9′
2009 – 2013: Vipers SC
2014 – 2015: Victoria University
2015 – 2019: Simba SC (Tanzania)
2019: Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
2020 – 2022: Express FC