Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club have come out to confirm their long-standing interest in Maroons attacking midfielder Pius Obuya.
For a while now, reports have swirled that the former KCCA academy player would be signing for the Lugogo side, with the player himself explicitly expressing his desire to join the club. There were a few reports from media that went ahead to confirm the completion of the move but it turned out to be false or at the very least, immature.
In the recent weeks, the hype about the transfer was slowly dying out with more reports even going as far as claiming that the 21-year-old midfielder had agreed on terms to a three-year contract with the Kasasiro Boys only to fail the medical.
KCCA media officer Moses Magero confirmed that his club was actively pursuing Obuya, who is a free agent after his contract with the relegated Maroons expired and rubbished claims that an unsuccessful medical had taken place.
“Talks are ongoing and the transfer is still on. The story about him failing a medical is false. There has been no such medical yet. In case the move doesn’t go through, it would purely be because terms could not be agreed.”
Magero proceeded to add that KCCA’s interest in the deal was not merely recent, admitting that the desire to recruit a player who has featured alongside the likes of Allan Okello in the Uganda Cranes Under 20 youth ranks was a long-standing one, with the club earmarking him as one of the replacements for former playmaker Okello who had moved to Paradou FC in Algeria Ligue 1.
KCCA is definitely interested in Pius Obuya but the failed medical was just a false report
It remains to be seen whether Obuya’s well-documented desire to join Mike Mutebi’s project will be realised in the close future and we can wait until the deal is finalized and deemed official by the club.
Apart from Obuya, Mutebi has already signed key players like Denis Guma, Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga and Italian Stefano Mazengo who are now already part of the KCCA ranks. The determined coach also has eyes set on Mbarara City’s Brian Aheebwa and Busoga United’s Ismail Mugulusi.
The increased spending and budget allocated to Mutebi clearly show that KCCA is ready to do everything it takes to strengthen and improve their team, as they gear up for the upcoming Uganda Premier League season.
Author: Timothy Ainebyoona
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