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El Merreikh offers U$ 40,000 for Uganda’s Mutyaba


Mike Mutyaba in action for the Cranes against Burundi Goal Keeper Niyonzima during the recently concluded Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam.

Bunamwaya Sports Club and Cranes gifted player Mike  Mutyaba on Tuesday December 20 officially signed a 2 year contract with Sudanese giant premier club El Merriekh following a successful medical tests conducted by the Omdurman based club doctors. Bunamwaya Club secretary, Haruna Kyobe confirmed the development.

Mutyaba came to the lime light during the 2005 Copa Coca Cola schools cup where he played for standard high school Zana. He was by then a senior one student. His impressive performances during t

he tournament caught the eye of Kato Lawrence by then chairman of Wembley boys FC who immediately recruited him in his club.

In 2006, St Mary’s Kitende enrolled him as its student hence coach Golola Edward keenly monitored his progress before he recommended the boy for inclusion in Bunamwaya’s squad.

Bunamwaya Sports Club acted by paying Ug. Shs.1.000.000 for his release letter from Wembley snatching the player from the jaws of Express FC who had also showed interest in 2007. It took Muty

aba very little time to emerge a starter in Bunamwaya’s lineups.

El Merriekh spotted Mutyaba during this year’s CECAFA Kagame Cup where he had a great tournament with 4 assists and scored a wonderful goal against Simba FC of Tanzania in a quarter final duel which Simba finally won 2-1. The Sudanese club wanted to sign him shortly after CECAFA Kagame Cup but the player instead traveled to Turkey for trials, hence missing out.

As a blessing in disguise, Mutyaba’s Turkey dreams failed to materialize giving El Merriekh an opportunity to resurrected their pursuit of the player. Mutyaba is currently in Uganda for the Christmas festive season and attend to some domestic issues before he returns to Khartoum  City to kick start his professional career.

Bunamwaya SC has reaped $25000 US dollars from the deal while Mutyaba earned $15000 US dollars as sign on fee. The media had earlier carried out speculations, putting the figure at 100,000 US dollars. A monthly salary amounting to $ 3000 US dollars will be paid to him subject to increment, basing on his performance at the club.

He is also entitled to other benefits that include a fully furnished house, 1000 US dollars for every win registered in CAF club competitions, 200 US Dollars  for every Sudanese premier league win recorded by his club and a bonus of 10,000 US dollars if he scores more than 12 league goals in a season.

Mutyaba becomes the second Ugandan player to play in Sudan following Kabagambe Joseph who appears  for Al Neel FC in the same league.



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