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Former Orlando Pirates target Murushid Juuko tipped to join SuperSport United

10:01 AM WAT 30/06/2018
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The Msimbazi are said to have found a replacement for the talented player, who could soon leave the Tanzanian giants

Uganda international Murushid Juuko has reportedly been given a chance to join SuperSport United by Tanzanian giants Simba SC. 

The highly-rated defender was linked with SuperSport's Premier Soccer League (PSL) rivals Orlando Pirates at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

This was after the Buccaneers had appointed former Uganda head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic as their new head coach.

The Serbian tactician coached the 24-year-old player during his four-year stint in charge of the Cranes of Uganda.

However, the Soweto giants' reported interest in the player seems to have cooled off over the last 12 months.

Recent reports have indicated that SuperSport are now looking to snap up the lanky defender ahead of the new 2018/19 campaign.

Matsatsantsa parted ways with experienced central defender Tefu Mashamaite and young center back Denwin Farmer, who joined PSL club Maritzburg United at the end of last season .

Nicknamed Msimbazi, Simba are said to be ready for life without Juuko, who joined the Dar es Salaam-based club from Ugandan side Victoria University SC in 2014.

Msimbazi recently signed Ivorian defender Pascal Serge Wawa, who was unveiled on Thursday.

"Kawowo Sports understands that SuperSport United have already sent an invitation to the defender who is in Uganda at the moment and will link up with the club immediately. Visa issues are sorted," the Ugandan publication reported.  

"Juuko, in his mid-20s joined the Tanzania club in 2014 and has made more than 120 appearances for the club scoring on seven occasions," another statement read.

If Juuko signs with SuperSport - the defender will join his compatriots Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City) and Denis Onyango (Sundowns), who both ply their trade in the PSL.

The former Uganda youth international recently helped Simba win their first Tanzanian Premier League title since 2012.