Proline FC Director Mujib Kasule says the change in coaches at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) FC did not help Kobs playmaker Bright Anukani make the most of his time while playing for the Lugogo based club.
Bright Anukani who was on a season-long loan at KCCA FC from parent club Proline FC was among the players who were let go at the end of the 2020/21 season as new coach Morley Byekwaso started making plans for his new three-years in charge.
Was there hope for an extension for the 2018/19 StarTimes FUFA Big League MVP?
Proline FC Director, Mujib Kasule believes the change in the coaches at the Kasasiro Boys was one of the biggest challenges that prevented Anukani from settling in as expected.
“It didn’t work out and the change in the coaches did not help,” Mujib says.
“KCCA thought it was time, what do you do?” he added.
Last season, head coach Mike Mutebi was let go by the helm at KCCA FC, a move that saw his assistant Morley Byekwaso take charge of the club, following which, Anukani’s playing time became more restricted till the end of the season.
When asked if the decision to return to proline, for now, would help Anukani’s career like it would if he was at a club in the top-flight, Mujib says;
“Definitely, because it is where we all excelled and the club knows him better and our style suits him 100%.”
So, is Bright Anukani, one of the country’s priceless pearls, set to play in the second tier, should Proline not get promoted to the top-flight?
Mujib was quick to say; “we will see all the available options.”
“For now, he is concentrating on the national duty that’s it.”
Last season, according to Ddiba Stats, Bright Anukani was involved in 18 games, starting 12 for KCCA FC. He was taken off 5 times and introduced from the bench 6 times. He was the Man of the Match 1 time against Kyetume FC, finishing the StarTimes UPL season with 1 yellow card, 5 assists and 4 goals.
He also contributed 1 goal and 2 assists for the Lugogo based side in the Stanbic Uganda Cup, where the 10-time winners were eliminated by arch-rivals and UPL champions, Express FC.
Bright Anukani was named amongst the final players on the National U23 team that will take part in the U23 tournament in Ethiopia.