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Mutanda among five players released by Mbarara City

Mutanda joined the Ankole Lions at the start of last season from SC Villa

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

The management of Mbarara City has granted permission to five players to negotiate with any other club of their choice.

The five include strikers Bashir Mutanda and Chato Bamba Siaka.

Others are left back John Adriko, winger Salim Huud and goalkeeper Jackson Opio.

Mutanda joined Mbarara City at the start of last season from SC Villa but struggled to deliver and oftentimes spent time injured. He will leave Mbarara City with a year left on his contract.

Bamba Chato is an Ivorian striker who was added to the squad mid way the season but failed to live to the expectations. He spent most of his time on the sidelines.

Adriko’s initial two year contract expired and he is expected to join Express FC.

Jackson Opio and Salim Huud are long serving players at the club but have failed to cement a place in the starting line up.

Mbarara City have already signed midfielder Aaron Okoth from Eastern Regional League side Admin FC and renewed forward Jude Ssemugabi’s stay at the club.

The Ankole Lions are also in search of a new head coach to replace Livingstone Mbabazi who will join newly promoted side Arua Hill SC.

Mbarara City finished 7th last season with 38 points as the season was prematurely ended by Covid-19.

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