"He is willing to renew as long as Vipers approach him."
KAMPALA | If they don't act quick, Uganda Premier League title chasers Vipers could lose their assistant captain Geoffrey Wasswa to rivals KCCA after the end of this season.
Wasswa kicked off his career at the Venoms, having graduated to the senior team from the school team (St Mary's SS, Kitende), the feeder of Vipers.
His five-year contract will expire at the end of the season and he seems willing to stay at the Kitende-based club - but only if the club is interested in keeping him.
The highly rated versatile player who can play in defense and midfield has had a career marred with injuries.
A source close to the player revealed that Wasswa is concerned that Vipers have taken long to contact him about possible renewal of his contract.
"He is willing to renew as long as Vipers approach him. But if they do not, he will have no option but take a decision," said the source.
"KCCA is one of the clubs that are interested in him although he claims he has not agreed any deal with them."
If Wasswa eventually crosses over to KCCA, he will join former Vipers players such as Kezironi Kizito, Erisa Ssekisamuba and Sadam Juma.
Other Vipers players whose contracts are expiring at the end of the season are goalkeeper Fabien Mutombola, Tito Okello, Brian Nkuubi and Tom Matsiko.
Sources suggest that the club is unlikely to renew Matsiko's contract. He is currently on loan at Wakiso Giants.
Nkuubi and Okello have had little playing time and are yet to reveal their next decision. Mutombola, the club's first-choice goalkeeper, is likely to see his contract renewed after putting up a good show this season.
There are 12 months left on Vipers captain Halid Lwaliwa's contract. New Vision has learnt that he has agreed with the club to extend it after the lockdown.
Table toppers Vipers (54 points) are close to winning their fourth title, but hot on their heels are KCCA (50 points), who are eager to defend their title.
By the time the league broke off, there were five games left to the end of the season. New dates have yet to be set for the league's resumption.