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Five of KCCA FC’s senior players are facing a somewhat hard situation as decisions on their future get uncertain at differing degrees of urgency.

An otherwise-normal situation got complicated due to the Coronavirus crisis putting the future of the sport into uncertainty. No one knows when football will return and what next season will be like in terms of schedule – still, no one knows when the current season will end.

In 2nd position of the current season is KCCA FC whose team has suffered enough this season. From injuries to now contractual uncertainties. They are in a more pressing situation to deal with either renewing or letting go of some of their senior players.

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Today, we take a look at the KCCA FC players whose contracts might expire before the end of the current season.

Erisa Ssekisambu – Forward

Erisa Ssekisambu is tackled by Mbarara City’s Hillary Mukundane during their StarTimes Uganda Premier League game in Mbarara on Tuesday 26 Nov, 2019 at the Kakyeeka Stadium | Courtesy, KCCA FC Media

The forward signed a 1-year contract with the KCCA FC in 2019 and he is yet to renew his contract with the Lugogo based club.

Rumor has it that the former Vipers forward believes he has played enough on the local scene and would prefer to go professional.

The pacy winger has found the back of the net 3 times for KCCA FC in the league. We await to see if the club can convince Ssekisambu to stay or stand ready to lose another crucial player after the departure of Allan Okello in January.

Sulaiman Mutyaba – Forward

Mutyaba in action for KCCA in a league game against Vipers SC at StarTimes Stadium,Lugogo.

Despite retiring in 2017, the forward who can also play as an attacking midfielder was lured back into the game by Mike Mutebi who signed him at KCCA FC in June 2018 on a 2-year contract.

Mutyaba has tried to fill the void left by Patrick Henry Kaddu and has scored for the Lugogo based side on 7 occasions in the league.

The former Vipers forward has had constant Knee injury problems, and it is rumored the 29-year-old may decline an extension and call it quits again.

Mustafa Kizza – Fullback

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KCCA FC’s Mustafa Kizza celebrates after scoring against Busoga United in their 1-0 win at the Njeru Technical center | Courtesy photo

Mustafa Kizza’s contract with KCCA ends in January 2021 and it is believed he has declined any contract extension with the KCCA FC.

The lanky left full-back has had 3 trial-invitations at 3 different clubs in just less than a year. Spanish outfit Rayo Valladolid was the first notable club to express interest when they invited the “Assist King” for a week’s trial.

After failing to work through with Morocco’s Hassania Agadir FC, In January 2021, Kizza went to Switzerland for trials at Lausanne FC but still the deal didn’t materialize. He has been unlucky but that hasn’t held him back.

So it’s highly likely that the Kasasiro Boys will sell him off than letting him go for free in January next year.

Nicholas Kasozi – Central midfielder

Kasozi featuring for KCCA FC during a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game at the Startimes Stadium, Lugogo | Courtesy, KCCA FC Media

When KCCA FC signed up Kasozi in 2018, the praise that accompanied him would make it easy for anyone to believe he would get straight into the starting lineup. However, anchorman has struggled to impress Mike Mutebi for a starting spot in the team this season.

Kasozi went AWOL from the club in February with his manager, Mike Mutebi citing the midfielder’s fear to fight for a position in the team.

Though he still has a running contract with the club, the former Synergy, and SC Villa player could move on to get enough playing time elsewhere.

Sadam Ibrahim Juma

Ronald Orombi left battling Saddam Juma right in a league action between KCCA FC and Maroons FC courtesy photo

Having picked up an injury in the Pilsner Super 8 quarter-final game against Wakiso Giants FC in August 2019, the midfielder spent 6 months on the sidelines and has featured in less than 5 league games this season.

But that put aside, Sadam Juma’s contract he signed in 2017 is set to expire in May and he could be a free agent in June if the club doesn’t act fast and hand him a new contract.

KCCA FC has struggled so much this season and that could largely be attributed to the growing number of injuries and having so many inexperienced players on the team.

With these 5 senior players’ future undecided, can the Kasasiro Boys get to compete for next season without them?

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports writer at The Touchline Sports

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