Shortly after being unveiled by the Red Eagles, Onduparaka FC boss Benjamin Nyakuni has come out to state that the Midfielder Abel Eturude still has a running contract with the Caterpillars.
Eturude was on Wednesday evening unveiled at Express FC as their fourth signing of the season on a two-year contract with the Wakulukuku based club.
However, Nyakuni came out to state that Express FC have unveiled a player who is yet to be released by the Arua based club.
“Eturude is still our player, he is still contracted at Onduparaka FC and we haven’t released him,” Nyakuni told The Touchline Sports.
“We haven’t spoken to Express FC on issues of the player and if he was released by FUFA, we shall find out why they did so,” he added
It should be noted that Eturude joined Onduparaka FC in 2018 from SC Villa and signed a 3-year deal that was bound to expire in July 2021.
Onduparaka FC is enduring a massive player exodus which is believed to have started due to the club’s financial situation.
The club has since lost a number of players including Geriga Atendele and Gadaffi Wahab who joined Wakiso Giants, Abdu Lukwata who joined African Lyon, Ezra Bidda and Rashid Muhammad who left for Kyetume among others.
Recently the club lost one of its long-serving members of the technical team Simeone Masaba who joined promoted UPDF FC a few weeks ago.
Different sources around the club reveal that Eturude went missing from the club for reasons of non-payment by the club, but the club’s administration has always come out to confirm that he [Eturude] was among the players whose salaries had at least been paid.
If the transfer is successful, it will be the second time the former Mehta SS midfielder links up with Express FC’s Wasswa Bbosa, the first time being at SC Villa in the 2016/17 season.