Three weeks ago, Ugandan forward Juma Balinya mutually agreed to terminate his two-year contract at Tanzanian giants Yanga FC, six months after joining the club.
Balinya was left disgruntled after the financially stricken side failed to pay his monthly wages for three months, as well as fully settle his sign-on fees.
Despite not holding the best of records at Yanga, but nevertheless his goal against Township Rollers in Tanzania helped guide the club to the playoff round qualifiers of the CAF Champions League.
Balinya is already attracting a number of top suitors from within the Ugandan borders, and within the region.
According to the player’s representatives, they are still examining a number of offers from top clubs within Uganda and East Africa, before they can make a decision on the player’s next move.
“Of course my player is free to join any club right now, but the good thing is we have quite a number of interesting offers to look at,” a member of Balinya’s team who preferred anonymity told www.football256.com.
“We have received offers from teams in Uganda and beyond the borders but we shall soon come out with what we think is the best decision for Balinya’s future,” the source added.
When tasked further to reveal what are some of the top clubs they are looking at, he reluctantly revealed that Ethiopian side St. George FC and Kenya’s Gor Mahia are some of the clubs who have submitted offers.
Wakiso Giants and Mbarara City are some of the teams within Uganda that have approached the player, but it is understood a deal is nowhere near completion between the two.
“I don’t want to give out so much information at the time, but to give you a snippet of what we are working with, St. George and Gor Mahia are some of the teams that have contacted us,” he added.
Balinya who is currently undergoing specialized training with his personal trainer at Kawempe will be expecting to finalise a deal before the transfer window closes.