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Asante Kotoko Set To Grab Top Ugandan Defender Murushid Juuko

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Asante Kotoko SC are set to augment their defensive department with the signing of free agent Ugandan International Murushid Juuko, Ghanaian media reports.

Ghanaian publication Footballmadeinghana.com reports that the dependable defender has agreed on personal terms with the Porcupines and will be joining the Maxwell Konadu’s side when government gives the go-ahead for football clubs to begin training.

Other clubs circling for the Uganda Cranes international include Ethiopian giants St George FC, Vipers SC and PSL side Bloemfontein Celtic after terminating his contract with Moroccan outfit Wydad Casablanca.

The publication adds that Kotoko have coughed $150k for the hardworking defender whose last stint was with Moroccan side Wydad Atletic Club.

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The 26-year-old has represented Uganda at two AFCONS – 2017 and 2019 having featured 41 times for the Cranes, and has played for both the U20 and U23 sides of Uganda.

The publication further stated that the Porcupines will be signing two more players from outside the country to strengthen their squad for next season’s CAF Champions League, according to their sources within the club.

On the contrary, the life patron of Asante Kotoko, the Asantehene has currently banned the club from buying any more players for the next one whole season.

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Murushid Juuko – PML Daily

This decision of the King was taken and made public before the club was given the nod to represent the country in the Champions league, and it’s left for time whether or not His Majesty the King, will reconsider his order.

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