The 2014/15 FUFA mid-season transfer is expected to be much busier than the previous seasons.
As several players ran out of contract, majority have openly expressed their willingness to seek greener pastures as FUFA Competitions Manager, Ali Mwebe testifies;
I have received close to 20 applications from players wishing to change from one club to another. Some of them (players) are still contracted but feel their clubs have breached their contracts; others have run out of contract
The transfer windows for the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League officially opened on 1st January 2015 and will last till the last day of the month.
Some of the players who have openly expressed willingness to transfer at all costs include; URA’s Robert Ssentongo, SC Villa’s Fred Nkata, SCVU’s Fred Agandu and Yassar Mugerwa among others.
Several Uganda Premier League teams are also poaching for those players that they believe can help them to meet their aspirations.
Vipers S.C and Bright Stars F.C are seeking for the services of Rwenshama hit mark, Julius Malingumu and so is SC Villa to replace striker, Karim Ndugwa, who has since departed for Kenyan AFC Leopards.
However, Mwebe clarifies that teams have to seek the expected procedures to secure players;
In case the players are still contracted, we urge them to sit with their respective teams on a round table and come up with viable terms. The competitions office is always willing to advise where possible.
Several FUFA Big league teams have also expressed willingness to reinforce their squads ahead of the tricky second round.
Rwenzori sides, The Saints F.C and Paidah Black Angels are in advanced talks with former Uganda Cranes forwards, Geofrey Sserunkuma and Samson Ceaser Okhuti respectively.
FUFA is set to organize an Official’s refresher course this Wednesday at Mengo as regards the latest player on-line registration process (The e-licence Plus Procedure).
The Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League competitions took a break that is expected to last 30 days.