Uganda’s Sula Matovu signs Three Year deal with SA’s Kaizer Chiefs

Former Proline FC and Uganda Cranes attacking Midfielder Sula Matovu has put pen to paper with the Naturena-based club Keizer Chiefs a three-year deal

Sula Matovu
Sula Matovu

The left-footed ball player has been training with Amakhosi for the past three weeks, and as reported Matovu impressed Steve Komphela and his technical team.

“He’s very quick off the mark. Besides his speed, Sula has good technical ability. Let’s see how he blends with the other top dogs here at Kaizer Chiefs.”Chiefs head tactician Steve Komphela Said.

The 22-year-old  Maluda as he is commonly called in Uganda was most recently on the books of Swedish side BK Häcken, where he had a frustrating spell, and he’s now looking to resurrect his career in the Absa Premiership.

“We would like to confirm the signing of Ugandan winger Sula Matovu on a three year deal,” Chiefs confirmed on Wednesday

However Matovu said “Chiefs is a big team in Africa with big players. The Club has a good administration, it’s professionally run and it’s all about team work, which I like,”

He becomes the second Ugandan player to sign for the Soweto giants in the last two seasons, his compatriot being Ivan Bukenya who is also a Glamour Boy

However Matovu won’t find Chiefs easy as he will battle with the likes of George Lebese and Siphiwe Tshabalala for a place in Komphela’s starting line-up next season.

Sula Matovu  of Uganda challenged by Walidjo Ibrahim of Cameroon  © Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Sula Matovu of Uganda challenged by Walidjo Ibrahim of Cameroon
© Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Facts about Sula Matovu- Malauda

Matovu started his football career in school before joining Proline Academy in 2007. While at the academy he showed remarkable ability and great performance and later joined Nalubaale FC of Buikwe district the Uganda Super League.

After one season at Nalubale FC, he rejoined Proline FC where he scored regularly, due to his great technique, burst of speed as he takes off opponents, accurate shooting and ball crossing, good and close ball control, dribbling and passing as well as nice displays in soccer matches enticed the Cranes coach Bobby Williamson called him for Uganda national football team. He has also featured for U20 Uganda national football team

In January 2011, Matovu moved to Ethiopian Gainst Saint George FC on a 6 months loan deal and later in August 2012, Matovu completed a one-year move to Eribil SC.

After an impressive season with Iraq side Erbil SC,  Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Hacken invited him for 3 weeks trials where he impressed the technical team and becoming the fastest Ugandan player in the club history.

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