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Why Shafik Batambuze ditched Tusker

13:41 GMT+3 18/05/2017
Shafik Batambuze after scoring against ASPL
Tusker’s Shafik Batambuze has revealed that Tanzania’s Singinda United lured him with ‘good’ money

Ugandan defender Shafik Batambuze has explained the reason why he opted for Tanzanian Premier League side Singinda United instead of remaining at Tusker.

He penned a two-year deal (which will commence in June) with Singinda United at the start of May and he says Tusker are a good side to be part of but cites financial factor as what influenced his decision to cross the border.

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"I’m not leaving Tusker because they are not good in terms of football but because of many other factors. To be frank and honest, Singinda had a good offer moneywise so I had to join them."

Batambuze has been instrumental for Tusker since he joined the Ruaraka-based side in 2016. He has so far scored two goals this season and his exit will be a big blow for the George Nsimbe coached outfit.