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Charles Ayiekoh: Obuya needed a change of environment

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Charles Ayiekoh - Pius Obuya - Maroons FC

  • Kampala

Maroons FC head coach Charles Ayiekoh says KCCA FC’s new signing Pius Obuya needed a change of environment after spending close to five years at the Prisons Club.

Obuya who joined Maroons FC as a senior five student from Amus College in 2015 has today joined thirteen-time Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC as a free agent putting an end to months of speculation. He is expected to stay at his new Club until July 8th, 2023.

Maroons FC head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula believes it was time the 22-year old to move on – he deserved a change of environment.

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“Obuya has been here for so long and needed a change of environment. He was groomed by Asaph Mwebaze and has spent many years at the club,” Ayiekoh says.

“As a player who has ambitions to play for a better team, now that we are relegated, he needed to move on and you can’t deny him that chance,” he added.

Pius Obuya turning out for Maroons FC against Express FC in the StarTimes UPL game last season | Courtesy photo

Ayiekoh also says that Obuya’s contract had expired and that when negotiations to renew failed, there was only one thing left – to wish him the best wherever he would go.
“His contract had expired and we failed to agree on the new terms. We wish him well because he has at least served the club for al the time he’s been here,” he added.
The left-footed midfielder is expected to fill the void left by Allan Okello who left the Club for Algerian side Paradou AC earlier in January.
Obuya joins Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga, and Loro Mazengo who have officially been unveiled by the club although reports also indicate that former Villa defender Denis Iguma has also been snapped up.
The creative midfielder who is highly rated by KCCA FC Manager, Mike Mutebi was part of the U17 team that played in the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers campaign under Matia Lule alongside the likes of Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Ssenyonjo and Vipers’ Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye.

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