Vipers Sports Club is thrilled to announce the addition of talented striker Mohamed Salem Ekbad to their squad for the upcoming 2023-2024 Startimes Uganda Premier League. After securing defender Shafiq Mbowa’s signing on Tuesday morning to a two-year contract, the defending champions have now bolstered their ranks with the exciting presence of Mohamed Salem at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
The 24-year-old professional attacker has become the first international player from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to join a Ugandan-based football club. He has signed a two-year contract, extending until at least 2025.
Mohamed Salem Ekbad arrives from Mauritania League One side FC Nouadhibou, where he has been showcasing his exceptional talent for the past two full seasons. In the previous campaign, he showcased his goal-scoring prowess, netting an impressive eleven competitive goals, contributing significantly to FC Nouadhibou’s league title triumph.
During the 2021-2022 season, Mohamed Salem registered six goals across all competitions for the Mauritanian League giants. Prior to his time at FC Nouadhibou, he also had successful stints at FC Sahel during the 2018/19 season, where he scored an impressive total of twelve and thirteen goals during the first and second seasons, respectively.
Remarkably, the highly-rated Mauritanian international has amassed a total of 50 goals while representing two different teams in his professional football career, spanning five seasons.
With his arrival at Vipers SC, Mohamed Salem Ekbad is set to face stiff competition from other talented strikers within the squad, including Karim Ndugwa, Cromwell Rwothomio, Yunus Sentamu, Desire Tety, Milton Karisa, and Brazilian skipper Giancarlo Lopez Rodriguez.
As the club gears up for three competitive competitions – CAF Champions League, Uganda Premier League, and Uganda Cup – Vipers SC places high hopes on their latest additions to play a vital role in securing glory for the upcoming season.
Fans and supporters eagerly await to witness the attacking prowess of Mohamed Salem Ekbad on the pitch and the potential impact he will have on Vipers SC’s quest for success in the various tournaments they will be competing in next season. With a promising squad at their disposal, Vipers SC is confident and determined to shine in the 2023-2024 season.