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Patrick Kaddu, Gift Ali part of list as KCCA FC offloads surplus players
KCCA football club is offloading eight players before the new Startimes Uganda Premier League season begins. PHOTO/Patrick Kaddu

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club has offloaded eight players ahead of the start of the new Startimes Uganda Premier League season.

With few weeks to the start of the new Startimes Uganda Premier League season, giants Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club have offloaded eight players deeming them surplus to requirements.

In a statement announcing the new findings, the club said that players including Yasser Mugerwa, Gift Ali, Erisa Ssekisambu, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Joseph Bukenya, Andrew Kigozi, Kasirye Davis and Innocent Wafula will not be part of their team set up from next season.

KCCA noted that following a review into the contracts of some of their players, they took the decision to terminate the contracts of some players while others whose contracts had expired will not be renewed.

Kaddu who recently was resigned by the club on a six month contract as a free agent is part of those who were released. 

The striker has struggled for form since Uganda’s last appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

During his first spell at the Kasasiro boys, Kaddu who was instrumental in the journey that involved lifting the league title netted 32 goals in 64 matches which speared his transfer to Moroccan side, RS Berkane in 2019.

Meanwhile, others including Gift Ali have also left the club. Ali was part of the formidable team left behind by the club’s most successful manager in Mike Mutebi. 

The physical midfielder spent the biggest part of last season on the sidelines following an injury which has prompted Morley Byekwaso to part ways with him.

The club has also announced they will not be renewing the contract of their joint top scorer for last season in Davis Kasirye with Byekwaso’s eyes focused on other options.

“The club would like to thank the players for the memories over the years that they selflessly served and everyone at the club wishes them the very best for the future,” part of a statement from the club read.

Meanwhile, KCCA will be looking to bounce back to being the strong force in Ugandan football after falling behind Vipers football club and Express football club in the last two seasons.

Since the appointment of Byekwaso to the position of head coach to replace Mike Mutebi, the Kasasiro team is yet to lift a league title.