Uganda Premier League side URA FC have parted ways with eight players, Club’s CEO Allan Munaaba has told The-SportsNation in an exclusive interview.
Munaaba said that two of the eight – Ashraf Mandela and Mikidad Ssenyonga – have run out their contracts and the Club has opted not to renew.
Davies Ssali, Farouk Katongole, Moses Sseruyidde, Brian Nkuubi, Steven Mpoza and Galiwango Arafat have had their stay terminated and asked to look elsewhere.
Mandela has in recent past established himself as the league’s best right back since joining from Uganda’s record league champions Sports Club Villa, having earlier also played at Vipers.
He was part of the Uganda Cranes’ delegation at the 2021 CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
Ssenyonga, an orthodox left footed midfielder rose through the ranks from the famed Buganda Masaza cup to the Tax collectors’ coffers since 2018-19 season.
He has however failed to win the hearts of many coaches at URA and this had limited his game time.
Gangly defender Katongole has struggled for playing time in a squad that has had the utility Hudu Mulikyi, Benjamin Nyakoojo and youngster Samuel Baligeya, among others.
Towering left back Galiwango Arafat has also struggled to exert authority on the left side of the defence since joining Police FC and his exit door could have been predicted.
Nkuubi has been dogged by injuries as it was the case at his former club Vipers.
The Tax Collectors finished last season in third place with 58 points, 22 below leaders Vipers. The four-time league winners last won the league in 2010-11.