South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns FC are chasing for the signature of Uganda Cranes youngster Junior Yunus Sentamu.
The former St. Mary’s Kitende Secondary School striker netted a brace to help the Cranes beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in a Group B game at the on-going Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) here in South Africa.
Sentamu confirmed to URN on Monday night that he had spoken to some people who are trying to convince him to join their team. But the SC Vipers player who is playing for the national team for the first time in any tournament said he will take his time on deciding his future because he needs to speak to some people first.
When contacted about Sentamu, Head Coach Milutin “Micho’ Sredojevic said he was aware that player agents were contacting some of his players, but warned that the players should first concentrate on the matches ahead.
The Coach said he is worried about the South African player scouts who could destabilize the concentration of my players.
After the Cranes 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in a Group B match on the on-going 2014 Africa Nations Championship, there has been a lot of inquiry made on Ugandan players including two-goal hero Junior Yunus Sentamu.
Micho said speaking to agents could destabilize the minds of some of his players which could affect their next plans.
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But the experienced coach who has handled the Rwanda national team, Orlando Pirates, St. George (Ethiopia) and El Hilal (Sudan) among others said he is trying to lecture to the players who they speak to and when to speak to these agents. He said these players need guidance because not all agents are good. The players currently featuring in South African teams include; Denis Onyango, Geoffrey Massa, Ivan Bukenya and Posnet Omwony.