KAMPALA – URA FC have come out to dismiss reports that they are trying to re-sign veteran defender Allan Munaba.
Munaba is understood to have seen out his contract with the Tax Collectors at the back end of last season, thus becoming a free agent.
He has since been training with Kitende based Vipers SC who are interested in signing him according to Sports 256.
News has since circulated that URA FC regrets letting go of their ex-captain and want to sign him again.
On hearing the developments, the Tax Collectors through their media officer Patrick Ochieng have come out to dismiss the talk.
“Munaba (Allan) is no longer a URA FC player because he is not contracted with us, said Ochieng when approached by PML Daily.
“He along with Ssentamu (Siraje) saw out their deals and are free to go wherever they want.
“We terminated contracts of 9 players last month but none of them was Munaba because his case was different.
“What I can assure everyone is that URA FC is not trying to sign Munaba to a new contract and is free to go elsewhere.
Munaba is URA FC’s longest-serving player in their Uganda Premier League history.
The left-back joined the Tax Collectors in 2007 and stayed for 12 years, something that is not common in the Ugandan top-flight.
He was captain of the side until last season when Shafick Kagimu took over the role.
It is also understood that URA FC tried to let go of him in the January transfer window but out of respect, the Tax Collectors let Munaba see out his deal.
If Sports 256 is to be believed, Munaba will sign for Vipers SC and play back-up to Aziz Kayondo.
If he indeed does sign for the Venoms, he will become the 5th high profile signing for Moses Golola’s side this offseason after securing the likes of Rashid Toha, Allan Kayiwa, Siraje Ssentamu, Paul Willa and Henry Kitegenyi.