Paul Mucureezi has confirmed that he is leaving Uganda Premier League (UPL) side Mbarara City.
The attacking midfielder, who has been at Mbarara for 18 Months, confirmed his departure on Thursday, via a Facebook post.
“Good morning to the Mbarara City family; It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be leaving Mbarara City FC after my contract run out at the end of December 2019. It has been an incredible 18 months since I joined in August last year. The people of Mbarara and the western region welcomed with open arms and love and made me feel more at home than I ever imagined. I leave with very good memories that will always remind me that I have a home and a family here and people with whom I have made an everlasting bond. When I chose to come to Mbarara, it was to give my all and help to elevate the club to greater heights and I feel that we achieved that last season and in the first part of this season. Now I feel that it’s time for me to try out another challenge to spur my career on. This has been a very difficult choice for me to leave this beautiful club/a place I call home that will forever be a part of me. The reasons are solely footballing ones and after discussions with my representative, we feel that now is the time to make another step in the right direction. I would like to express my sincere gratitude and absolute appreciation to the Mbarara City fans who made me feel at home and supported me every step of the way, through the highs and the lows, in triumph and in defeat, I say thank you very much. I want to highlight my utmost respect for Chairman Honorable Mwine Mpaka for granting me the opportunity to serve Mbarara City. In a special way I’d like to thank Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, coach Brian Senyondo, coach Paul Nkata and their entire coaching staff, my teammates, the club administrators, the Board and everyone who wakes up every day to try and take this club to greater heights. I wish the club all the best on their journey in the Uganda Premier League this season and future endeavors. Read Mucurezi’s post.
Mucureezi joined Mbarara City in August 2018 after running down his contract at KCCA FC.
He has been the undisputed star of the Ankole Lions and will leave a huge void to fill.
Mucureezi top-scored for the Mbarara as they finished 5th in the 2018/19 season. However, he has struggled to find the net this campaign, scoring just three times in 14 games.
It is understood that Mucureezi and the Ankole Lions failed to agree on a contract extension for a while before both sides decided to move on.
Mucurezi is now reported to be on the radar of four UPL sides including Vipers SC, KCCA FC, Wakiso Giants FC and Kyetume FC.