A spent force out of tune. It’s the narrative that lingered on Muzamiru Mutyaba’s career following his move away from KCCA FC under acrimonious circumstances last year.
Acrimonious because Muzamiru and his representatives felt that then KCCA FC gaffer Mike Mutebi treated the player like an outcast after the latter stalled on agreeing a contract extension.
It is said that Mutyaba was deeply hurt by the manner in which the Kasasiro Boys hanged him out to dry.
A legendary player of the club by any measure after spending close to five seasons at Lugogo, Mutyaba expected to get an arm around the shoulder when he hit a rough patch on field of play.
Instead, he got nothing but tough love from the club he had come to acknowledge as his second home.
Mutyaba looked like a washed-up player, who was at the end of his tether.
With things going south, it was hard to imagine ever seeing a gleam of personal triumph in the midifelder’s eyes.
The former Maroons FC player was linked to a host of clubs locally and abroad before agreeing to join Express FC on a short term deal.
In the beginning, things weren’t plain sailing in his early days at Wakulukuku. He looked like a Sequoia in a room of saplings – well at least metaphorically speaking – with coach Wasswa Bbosa devising means of how to integrate him in the team.
But Mutyaba has won the 2020-21 league title with Express FC albeit playing a bit part role.The feat took the player’s league hounors to a haul of four titles.
“It’s been one hell of a ride for me from when I joined the club,” Mutyaba told the club’s official website.
“I was not at my best because of my fitness levels but I have never doubted my potential that is for sure. I am glad it has come at CECAFA.
“Also I can’t fail to thank the technical team for the support and my fellow players because for us at Express FC, we are a unit and that is why we have come this far.
Mutyaba Is Back
A cursory look at Mutyaba’s goal stats at the on-going CECAFA Club Championships in Tanzania paint a picture of top drawer.
Eric Kambale is undoubtedly at the heart of everything good the Red Eagles have achieved at the regional tournament but to over look Mutyaba’s performances is an understatement.
He has scored three goals enroute to the side’s tremendous run to the finals. He scored against Nyasa Big Bullets, Young Africans and KMKM.
Coach Wasswa Bbosa will hope that Mutyaba’s scoring exploits countinue when his charges take on Nyasa Big Bullets in the finals. The do-or-die encounter will be played on Saturday at Azam Complex.