Mbale Heroes deal to sign defender Paul Musamali from Arua Hill has been called off.
The newly promoted FUFA Big League side could not meet the terms of the former KCCA defender, who has also previously played for Zambia’s Buildcon, Gaddafi and MYDA.
The Bugisu Province captain also fancied a move back home, but the Surgeons would have had to spend big on the experienced centreback to lure him from top flight football for the second division competition.
According to sources inside the club, the two parties failed to agree on personal terms, and the deal hit a dead end.
An anonymous source at the club further intimated that ‘he was demanding so much than what the club could offer’.
Another source close to the player confirmed that the defender could not take the offer, as ‘it was too little’.
So, Mbale Heroes had offered Musamali a certain six-figure amount to sign for them, but the defender kindly told them that he would only take slightly over twice that amount.
The monthly salary that the player was ready to work for was almost five times what the club wanted to offer him.
This is a deal that was just never going to work out for both the player, and the club, given the overwhelming difference in expectations.
Musamali is currently a free agent after his short term contract with Arua Hill ended. He will most likely not renew his contract with the embattled West Nile club, as his handlers are already looking for other offers elsewhere.