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Massive player exodus expected at Maroons FC

Maroons is set to release up to 12 players this off-season. ()PHOTOS/AGENCIES)

LUZIRA – Uganda Premier League side Maroons Football Club is planning a major shape up ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.

The Prisons’ side spent the better part of last season close to the relegation zone and had to wait until match-day 28 to secure their top-flight status.

In an attempt to avoid a similar scenario, Maroons are set to under-go a major player shake-up this off season with up to 12 players expected to depart.

Whereas some have been on loan and will return to their parent clubs, many have been deemed surplus to requirement while others have failed to agree on terms for contract renewal.

According to reliable sources, six players have already been asked to leave by the club.

Key on the list is former Cranes winger Dan Wagaluka who joined the Luzira based outfit at the start of last season but failed to impress and hardly made the starting team throughout the season.

The others include Herman Wasswa formerly at SC Villa, KCCA FC and Express FC, Goalkeepers Ashadu Bugembe and Eric Dhaira, Yubu Bogere and youngster Ivan Wani.

Wasswa is one of the players that have already been released.

Dhaira and Wani who are former students of Jinja SS are likely to return home and play for Busoga United FC (Formerly Kirinya Jinja SS).

Musa Ssali and Godwin Kitagenda were on loan from Kira United FC who got relegated from the FUFA Big League and the duo is expected to return to their parent club.

Rachael Winju a product of Maroons FC who was sold to Water FC but was brought back on loan last season is also one of the players expected to leave.

Right back Eddy ‘Kapampa’ Ssebicu and assistant captain Ronald Orombi are out of contract and efforts to have the two renew their allegiance to Maroons FC have hit a dead end.

Kapampa and Orombi want improved contracts which the club has failed to meet.

Striker Rashid Agau who joined the two-time league winners on a three-year deal last season has been linked to Tanzanian giants Young Africans Sports Club with the player expected to travel for trials this month.

Maroons finished 13th last season, six points ahead of Ndejje University who finished in 14th.

Their record after 30 games stood at 8 victories, 9 draws and 13 losses, accumulating 33 points for them.

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