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The mysterious case of Muzamiru Mutyaba and his unending wait for professional football

Muzamir Mutyaba has been a constant feature under Mike Mutebi, | KCCA FC media

The enigma that surrounds Muzamiru Mutyaba is unfathomable. Such a lad bestowed with immense talent but with little or nothing to show for it.

He’s been around way too long that he gives you the feeling something is wrong for a player with his abilities.

The only surviving person from the side Mike Mutebi started out with when he took over from Abdullah Mubiru in 2015. Many have come and gone but he somewhat remains a mainstay at the Lugogo based outfit which perhaps is a cause for concern.

Mutyaba is a silky and highly talented player but you’ve got to worry for his inability to nail down a position in the highly paying ranks.

The likes of Joseph Ochaya, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Derrick Nsibambi, Timothy Awany, Benjamin Ochan and even people who turned up later at KCCA FC such as Allan Kyambadde and Mohammed Shaban have all joined professional ranks, but somehow Mutyaba has always retained his address at Lugogo.

Some may reason that maybe he is not fairly exposed, but you’ve got to think that his exploits with the national team must have given him that much needed mileage.

Furthermore, Mutyaba has played numerous games on the continent for KCCA FC and that should have been a marker for him to finally land that much needed professional deal.

Now, in recent months, clubs from across the globe have tried to flirt with academy graduates such as Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza and this should be an infuriating sight for the teetotaller as he just never seems to attract that kind of attention.

Maybe Mutyaba, albeit all his quality, should consign himself to the fact that he’ll never ever get to play football beyond Uganda’s boarders and this shall serve Ugandans to a familiar case of what would have been seeing that Ugandans are becoming famed for seeing such scenarios of talents that just never really fulfill their potential.

The list could be long but the most prominent ones in recent years that spring to mind are Mutyaba’s namesake, Sulaiman ‘Mike’ Mutyaba and the inscrutable Steven Bengo who just recently hang his boots at Wakiso Giants.

But still, the one area these lads get the better of Muzamiru Mutyaba is the fact that they did have a taste of football outside Uganda even though with limited success to write home about.

For whatever reasons we may front, and argue about Mutyaba’s case, only he can feel the deepest level of frustration for having scaled the heights of Ugandan football locally and still not been in position to court interest, and most importantly, make that much desired move abroad.

The 2017 Airtel FUFA Footballer of the Year must be wondering the conjectural predicament he finds himself stuck in, and trying to fathom why he just hasn’t been in position to play abroad and this shall surely haunt him if he does hang his boots without ever plying his trade out of the country.

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