Three KCCA FC players have seen their deals fall through at the last minute, goal.com, reports.
Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan was set to join Zambia’s Nkana FC but he was lured to play for the Cranes in the Chan tournament where he was below par.
Nkana dropped him from their CAF Champions squad yet KCCA FC had also omitted him as he was set to move on. KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi had actually promoted Charles Lukwago to the number one spot and also hired highly rated youngster Tom Ikara from Kirinya Jinja SS.
Left full-back Isaac Muleme and striker Derrisk Nsibambi were also targets for Al Asyouty.
Acording to the intermediary, Francis Gaitho, the players’ indecisiveness caused the trouble.
“Football is a time-sensitive industry. Our Egyptian brothers wanted to sign the two players by 1st January, but they opted to play in Chan. I can only wish them well in their future endeavours,” Gaitho told Goal.
Gaitho has advised clubs to stop being greedy and seize opportunities when they arise. He blames players for lack of focus and unfounded fear of victimization from their clubs and federations.
“Opportunities are rare and one small blunder can render a player’s career finished. If a player is being victimized or blackmailed by either his club or his Federation not to move, it’s up to him to speak out.”