Mike Sulaiman Mutyaba: forward retires from football again


KCCA FC forward Sulaiman Mutyaba has once again decided to call it quits on his playing career.

Despite the fact that Mike Mutebi lured him back from retirement to football after he had retired in 2017 due to a recurring groin injury, Mutyaba has been suffering from a heart failure for the last few months and this prompted him to retire from the game of football.

In an exclusive interview with New Vision, Mutyaba says it has been a hard decision to take but the circumstances can’t allow him to continue.

“It has been a hard decision to stand down from the beautiful game of football for the second time. Unlike the first time which was a groin injury, this time, it is a heart problem,” Mutyaba said in an interview with New Vision.

“I started feeling bad when I lost my elder brother who was like a daddy and mummy to our family. Mukiibi was the foster father at our home because we lost our parents when we were still young and took care of us as a family,” He added

“When I received a call that Mukiibi had been involved in an accident, I was from training at Lugogo but within a second, I received another call with sad news that he had passed on. In fact, I ended up getting high blood pressure,”

“When I was summoned to the Cranes camp in preparation for CHAN I was not feeling well and I was taken for a checkup where the doctor told me that I am not going back and I was admitted to the ICU unit. The doctor then told me that I could no longer play football because I have a heart problem and that I need to go for an operation.”

“In fact, he told me that if I had stepped on the pitch the next day, I would have died. At the moment I have a pace-setter to regulate the rhythm of my heart. This is the reason that pushed me to retire from the game of football although I would have loved to play for more seasons,” noted Mutyaba.

Despite having gotten his coaching badges, Mutyaba is not ready to take any coaching role and wants to be incorporated into football administration.

It is believed his former club, KCCA FC will offer him an opportunity

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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