Kotoko target Murushid Juuko has remained tight-lipped on speculations linking him to Vipers and insists he won’t return to Wydad Casablanca until monies owed him are paid.
The Ghanaian outfit had reportedly agreed on a $150,000 deal to sign Uganda defender Murushid Juuko on free transfer having left Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca last year.
Kotoko’s $150k offer has helped them to beat UPL champions Vipers SC and Algerian side MC Algiers who were also in touch with the player.
The record holders of the Ghanaian top flight want to shore up their defense – which comprises Black Stars defender Habib Mohammed, Wahab Adams, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu and Ismail Ganiu – ahead of their participation in the CAF interclub competition next season.
Juuko is a 41-time capped Ugandan international and featured at the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has a lot of exposure on the continent which could be the very reason to convince the technical handlers of Asante Kotoko as they aim to improve on their dismal output in Africa last season.
“I can’t comment on the Vipers move now,” the Uganda international Juuko told the Ugandan publication Daily Monitor on June 11, 2020.
“I still have my contract with Casablanca but I can only return to Morocco when they pay me all the money they owe me. If that is not the case, I will still stay in Uganda.”
Despite the growing speculations, one reason which could prove inimical to the acquisition of the former Simba FC defender is the season-long transfer embargo placed on the Porcupine Warriors by club owner, Otumfour Osei Tutu II.