By Edwin Kyle Kule
UPDF FC and Mbarara City have intensified talks with MYDA agile forward Rashid Mpaata in line with preparing for the 2021/22 Season.
According to close sources, UPDF FC is in the lead of the pursue, however, more clubs such as Busoga and Onduparaka are also interested in the forward’s signature.
While talking to Football256 in an interview, Mpaata admitted readiness to whatever his intermediaries will finalise with.
“I have a lot of faith and hope that in a little while I will be at the right club that will see my football career grow from one level to another. I am sure my intermediaries are doing the best for me.”
“Currently I am still a player at MYDA, a club I love and respect due to the chance they gave me to play for them.”
“However football is my profession and no one would wish to keep stagnant so I am ready to take on my next challenge,” he added.
The forward started his career at De School FC based in Bugiri before joining Iganga Young FC, he later moved to Mwatate United FC in Kenya.
It was in 2019 when he joined MYDA and helped the Malaba based side to promotion to the top tier. But it did not go any better as the side got relegated after just one single season.
“I am not under pressure, though I can confirm that I am very ambitious and yearn to become better than the footballer I am today. So it will not be any better than another challenge at the moment,” Mpata concluded.
With a year still on his contract, MYDA still have a chance to retain the hot prospect or opt for a loan deal to bail the player out.
Mpaata played a vital role and was often the difference that pushed MYDA’s attacks and losing him would be a big blow to the side.
His impressive show in the just concluded campaign is accountability as to why all these clubs are doing all it takes to lure the forward.