Democratic Republic of Congo football giants TP Mazembe have thrown out two Ugandan players for non-performance.
The Lubumbashi-based team reportedly released midfielders Patrick Ochan and Mike Mutyaba, formerly with Sudan’s El Merreikh.
The duo has reportedly been asked to move to any Ugandan team on loan, although they have been given the option of signing for other teams outside Uganda at a fee.
“They have been asked to join any Ugandan team on loan at no cost, but pay TP Mazembe if they prefer to join any club outside Uganda,” Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who is aware of the situation, told MTNFootball.com.
While Mutyaba only joined TP Mazembe four months ago, Ochan, who still gets playing time for the national team, is reportedly trying to re-join his former side Simba SC of Tanzania before the league kicks off later this month.
The two players have been in Kampala since last month trying to find which teams to join on loan. The two players, however, still appear on the TP Mazembe club website.
While the two Ugandan players have failed to impress the TP Mazembe technical bench, two other East African players from Tanzania, Mbawana Ally Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu, have fitted in well and are scoring vital goals for the team.
Another Cranes defender Geoffrey Walusimbi has also failed to return to his DR Congo team, Don Bosco FC, with reports that the club has failed to fulfil part of the contractual obligation they have with the player.