Mike Mutyaba makes U-turn on decision to retire from football  

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Mike Mutyaba in action for Express in the first round of the season.

Mike ‘Sulaimani’ Mutyaba backtracked on his decision to retire from football.

The former Vipers and Express midfielder announced he was hanging up his boots in February 2017 after a six month spell with Express, a side he joined from Vipers.

But Mutyaba, who also featured for African giants TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Sudan’s El Merriekh, has rescinded the decision.

“I am back into playing active football,” Mutyaba exclusively told Kawowo Sports. “I have looked at many factors including my health and I feel fit to carry on,” he added.

I have been out for more than a year but I have been training well and it’s a matter of time before I get back to full fitness and into shape to play.

The gifted midfielder who can play on either wings and also as a support striker currently trains with league champions KCCA and reports are ripe that a deal is on the table at the time.

For now, it’s all about training and I thank the club (KCCA) for giving me the opportunity to train with them,” the player who featured in the team’s goalless draw with Paidha Black Angels revealed.

Asked whether there is any offer from the Lugogo based side that reliably target experienced for the group stages of the CAF Champions League, Mutyaba didn’t mince words.

There is nothing so far but of course, there is interest and if the right time comes, I will pen a deal. It may be at KCCA or elsewhere but of course Lugogo will be first priority.

Mutyaba Brief

Mutyaba started his professional career with Vipers, then Bunamwaya in 2008 and was instrumental as the side lifted their first league title in 2010 and was also part of the side that lifted the title in 2014/15.

He also had stints with Sudan giant club, El Merriekh between 2011 and 2013 before moving to former African champions, TP Mazembe.

In DR Congo, things didn’t go well and he was loaned back to Vipers in 2014.

He previously featured for Express where he was captained before officially retiring from the beautiful game in 13 months ago.

But he is one of the stars in the FUTSAL league that started last year.

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