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Umony makes SuperSport debut against Maritzburg

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th August 2009 03:00 AM

WHEN the stakes are high every coach would do just about anything to have his best players available.

WHEN the stakes are high every coach would do just about anything to have his best players available.

By Fred Kaweesi and Norman Katende

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SuperSport v Maritzburg

WHEN the stakes are high every coach would do just about anything to have his best players available.

SuperSport head coach Gavin Hunt is no different.

It is because of this that the South African league champions are working vigorously to have Ugandan striker Brian Umony cleared for today's Absa Premiership opening fixture between Maritzburg United and SuperSport United.

“We’re almost there and the hiccups with Home Affairs appear to have been cleared up,” United CEO Afzal Khan stated yesterday.

Hunt has watched Umony long enough to know what he could miss if the Uganda international’s work permit is not secured on time.

Umony sat out SuperSport United's first competitive MTN Super 8 quarter-final 5-4 penalty defeat to Amazulu on Tuesday due to work permit problems.

The former KCC FC striker exhibited a glimpse of what he will offer the club next season when he scored in his first pre-season game against Dundee United three weeks ago.

Umony's former KCC teammate Benjamin Ochan will turn out for South African club Thanda Royal Zulu next season.

The goalkeeper impressed Bloemfontein Celtic coach Owen Da Gama in a three-week trial but could not be signed due to the quota system limitation of five foreign players per team.

* Newly appointed KCC coach Sam Ssimbwa will have to do without defender Sam Ssenoga next season. The left-back has sealed a two-year deal with league champions URA FC.

“The deal is almost done. I just need to clear a few documents,” he said.

* Sports Betting Africa SBA is to start supporting the Super League as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.
The company’s chief executive James Mpanga yesterday confirmed that talks with the national soccer federation FUFA are nearing conclusion. SBA intends to give part of their monthly profits to national league clubs.

Umony makes SuperSport debut against Maritzburg

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