Quite a number of people must be wondering why Bright Anukani is still a KCCA FC player to an extent of even playing at the 2021 CECAFA Kagame Cup yet he is out of contract.
It should be noted that the Uganda Cranes midfielder joined KCCA on a season-long loan deal from Proline FC in 2020, which elapsed on June 30 in 2021.
However, the youngster went ahead and represented the Kasasiro Boys at the CECAFA Clubs Cup in Tanzania, a tournament that started in August, approximately a month after the expiry of his contract.
“After the Cranes were eliminated from the CECAFA Cup in Ethiopia, Anukani was highjacked by KCCA, and they took him to Tanzania,” a source close to the player told Football256.
“We were expecting him with the rest of the Cranes group back home, but to our surprise, he went with that of KCCA to Tanzania,” the source that preferred anonymity added.
Since KCCA head coach Morley Byekwaso also doubles as the Uganda Kobs head coach, he carried Anukani with him along with the other KCCA players who were part of the Uganda U-23 side.
Now that all the above saga is over, plans are on as the player’s representatives tame a way forward regards his future.
However, when this reporter spoke to his representatives in May, they were quick to indicate they will not be doing further business with KCCA given that their client had not been given enough time to play at the club meaning that they will be looking elsewhere.
We wait to see if the above decision has been changed since then but as of now the future of Anukani remains undecided.
Proline will be playing against Gaddafi FC in the FUFA Big League playoff final on Tuesday, August 17, for a place in next season’s Uganda Premier League.
Maybe Anakuni may decide to stay should they attain promotion given that he has a year left on his Proline contract.