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Shaban in line to make KCCA debut

By Faith Kiai

Added 14th November 2017 04:28 PM

His unprecedented move was referred to the FUFA Competitions Committee which allowed the player to join KCCA

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KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi (L) with Muhammad Shaban at his unveiling in September. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 

KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi could deploy Muhammad Shaban in Wednesday’s encounter against Police FC in the Uganda Premier League if he is cleared in time.

Shaban has been the subject of a transfer saga between Onduparaka his former team and KCCA a team that he recently joined under a cloud of controversy.

His unprecedented move was referred to the FUFA Competitions Committee which allowed the player to join KCCA. A transfer fee of sh22m is what his former employers Onduparaka will receive for all their troubles.

Seeing as he hasn’t yet been officially cleared to play for the ‘Kasasiro Boys’, all hope isn’t lost because the clearance is imperative.

“I am not supposed to be talking like the CEO but technically if he is cleared to play he will play,” the Mutebi confirmed.

He was also quick to quell suggestions that fans would flock the stadium for Shaban’s debut if cleared in time because according to the manager players haven’t yet earned it.

“We have not yet created stars, gone are the days when people came to watch people like Jackson Mayanja, watch Kyambadde play. Until such a time when players grow and centre themselves then, people will watch them,” he said.

Mutebi also promised to treat the fans to a good match because his opponents who sit at the top of the table are playing a beautiful brand of football.

“I expect a good match because I don’t think they are going to be defensive. They are offensive minded because their coach falls in my category of coaches because I love good football so it’s going to be a very good match” he added.

“I can’t get worried about it, what I know is that if the players do what they are supposed to do they are going to represent their clubs well,” Mutebi said.

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