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Onduparaka Duo Returns from South Africa after Deal Falling Through

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Muhammad Shaban (L) and Rashid Toha(R) have returned to Onduparaka

Onduparaka’s duo of Mohammad Shaban and Rashid Toha has returned from South Africa where they have been engaged in trials for a week.

The two left for South Africa last week on Sunday and have been training with Premier Soccer League side, Supersport United.

However, the planned two weeks’ trial schedule has been cut short after the deal failed to materialize.

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Onduparaka have made an official communication indicating that Supersport was suggesting to loan the two players to a lower division team an offer they turned down.

“The two caterpillars had departed Uganda for trials with South African outfit SuperSport united, according to direct sources from Pretoria, the trendsetters’ technical team were impressed with the duo but wanted to loan the young boys to the second division side Stellenbosch as they mature and get acclimatized, something both Toha and Shaban refused,” reads parts of the statement.

‘’Much as I appreciate the opportunity, I can’t play in the second division at this stage in my career, it will slim my chances of getting into the national team, Stellenbosch is a very good team but it is in Cape town and life there is very difficult for a first timer. It would be very complex for me to settle there to be honest. I am very grateful for the opportunity and I can never trade that experience for anything else. I know Onduparaka is the right place for me to develop and I am back to fight like never before,” said Rashid Toha.

The two will now return to full training with Onduparaka on Monday as preparation for 2017/18 Uganda premier league continues.

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