Ex-Cranes defender Nestory Kizito is keeping his fingers crossed as he undergoes trails with South African side SuperSport United.
Kizito, who won over 30 caps for the national team and returned to local football with SC Victoria University last season, has been training with SuperSport United since last week.
“We pray that he can get the nod and return to the paid ranks in a competitive league like South Africa,” said a source in SC Victoria University who did not want to be mentioned.
The left sided defender began his career with Sports Club Villa before moving to Serbia in 2004 where he signed for FC Srem alongside winger Phillip Ssozi. He later signed for FK Vojvodina in January 2005.
Kizito became particularly popular after having scored a winning goal against big rivals Red Star Belgrade in the 2005–06.
That goal helped to break off the ten-year-long bad tradition without win over Crvena Zvezda.
In July 2010, the Ugandan defender signed a two-year contract with Serbian champions FK Partizan as a free agent.
He also featured in one Champions League tie before turning to Uganda last year and joined SC Victoria. He skippered the team to win the Kakungulu Cup and will represent the country at the 2014 CAF Orange Confederations League.
He retired from the national team in 2011 after the failed qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
He was part of the team that failed to beat Kenya at the Mandela National Stadium when they needed a win to qualify, but instead drew.
Skipper Ibrahim Sekagya also retired together with Kizito after the failed campaign.