Hawassa, Uganda Cranes and Vipers SC shot stopper Isma Watenga released heartfelt note on Facebook to thank those at Vipers, after the goal keeper joins Ethiopian Coffee in switch from homeland Uganda to Ethiopia.
Watenga, who stayed for 7 year at the Kitende based club, guided Vipers to two league triumphs and one Uganda Cup.
Isma Watenga’s farewell note to Vipers SC:
- I cannot grid all the unforgettable memories i have been able to share with this great club. I have been a part of the great VIPERS SPORTS CLUB from when i was a younger in the academy and the trust put in me by my coaches at all levels made me realize a dream of playing for the senior team of a club i admired so much. Every player i believe plays for titles, for prestige, for more silverware and medals, and this club helped me realize my dreams at all levels i have been associated, winning everything there is to win at home, it has helped me grow from strength to strength up to the player i am now and i believe it prepared me very well for the remaining part of my journey as a goalkeeper.
- As a footballer, I can say i part ways with VIPERS SPORTS CLUB a proud, satisfied man who has fulfilled his dreams and goals as I had set them from day one.
AND NOW IS TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE.
- My utmost gratitude goes out to Almighty Allah, the fans who have always made me feel at home and loved, my teammates at all levels i have played both club and country, my family, coaches and other technical staff, my friends and family, the media that has covered that part of my journey and everyone i have not mentioned.
Special thanks to Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa for the opportunity he availed me with to represent this special club. I am forever indebted.
After signing a two year contract with the two times Ethiopian PL champions on Wednesday, Watenga has joined the coffee makers squad in Bahirdar town, north Ethiopia, for a per-season preparation.
The 23-year old stopper joins a list of other Ugandan goalkeepers that have featured in the Ethiopian PL including Dennis Onyango, Hannington Kalyesubula and Robert Odongkara.