Former Arua Hill and Bright Stars striker Samuel Kayongo Ssekamatte is one of the three players officially released by BUL FC, as of Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
The other players who have been let go are Richard Ayiko and Joshua Okiror who, according to the Jinja-based side have all agreed to end ties with the club on mutual grounds.
“We would like to wish all three the very best of luck for the future, and in the case of Richard Ayiko and Samuel Ssekamatte, we thank them for their efforts with the Eastern Giants,” an official statement from BUL read.
Ssekamatte, who has only been with the Eastern Giants since January last year has, according to the club decided to seek for better elsewhere.
Richard Ayiko was one of the standout performers for BUL when they finished fourth in the league for the very first time and also crowned winners of the Uganda cup in the 2021/22 season.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Giants have so far officially confirmed the arrival of one new member, defender Frederick Ngalo who crossed over from Jinja city rivals Busoga United after striking a two-year deal with BUL.
Apparently, the Uganda Premier League (UPL) table leaders coached by Abbey Kikomeko Bogere are making such intended changes that will see them remain in contention for the league title.
After 15 Uganda Premier League games (that’s exactly halfway through the season), BUL are leading the 16-team table with 33 points, three more than defending champions Vipers with 30 in second place. The Eastern Giants have won upto ten times, drawn thrice lost just twice in the process.