Ivan Eyam during the Uganda U-20 duty (Photo: John Batanudde)

Uganda U-20 midfielder Ivan Eyam and his representatives could be now fixed between a rock and hard place as regards the best decision to take before kick off of the 2021 – 2022 season.

A free agent at the current times following the expiration of his employment contract at Mbarara City, Eyam has been overwhelmed by an avalanche of offers on the table.

First, Mbarara City engaged him upon the contract renewal and talks have now progressed for weeks without a clear cut decision.

When the news filtered through about Eyam’s contract expiration, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Express came knocking onto the door.

Of late, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has also joined the race to secure his treasured signature.

Ivan Eyam gets a plaque from his guardian Patrick Isiagi Opolot during the FUFA Drum competition

Eyam’s “god-father” and guardian Hon. Patrick Isiagi Opolot is a sworn KCCA die hard and is believed to be among the push factors for the player to transfer to the Lugogo based entity.

KCCA head coach Morley Byekwaso is also a keen admirer of Eyam’s style of play having worked with him on the Uganda U-20 team.

The player himself, who is currently stationed in Mbale for Holiday remains cagey about his next destination.

“My contract came to an end at Mbarara City FC. Where I go next is dependent upon the offers presented and my agent is handling that” Eyam, a soft spoken party confessed.

His representative, Denis Namanya could not be readily available by the time of publishing this report.

Ivan Eyam at Mbarara City Football Club where he has spent three seasons

Eyam kicked off his career at Amus College Bukedea before he was signed by Mbale based second division side, Kataka Football Club.

In 2018, Mbarara City acquired him from Kataka on a three year deal.

He is an AFCON U-20 silver medalist after being part of the Uganda Hippos’ team that lost to champions Ghana in Mauritania.

The play maker is comfortable as a central offensive midfielder and can often be deployed on either flanks.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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