Al Merrikh forced me to terminate my contract – Kyeyune

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Uganda midfielder Saidi Kyeyune has explained the reason he terminated his short-term contract with Al Merrikh.

The 27-year old midfielder joined the Sudanese giants from the Tax Collectors at the end of January on a one-year deal.

However, he struggled for game time, and only managed to feature in two matches for the Red Devils in that period.

Kyeyune was among Al Merrikh players that tested positive for Covid-19 in March and missed several games.

Kyeyune had put up an impressive display at the 2021 Chan tournament which triggered Al Merrikh to sign him.

He takes blame to Al Merrikh

The midfielder has blamed Al Merrikh for the troubles he underwent while playing for them and adding they forced him to terminate his contract.

“They took me as a mercenary to play only in the Caf Champions League,” Kyeyune was quoted saying.

“I only played two games and was always out of the league squad as they claimed I had Covid-19, which wasn’t true.”

“I couldn’t stand it and chose to terminate the contract,” he added.


Kyeyune has already returned home and rejoined URA, but he is yet to play for them in the Ugandan Premier League.

This because his paperwork is not complete.

According to the club’s media official Patrick Ocheng, the player will soon feature for the side.

They have already started the process of securing his papers.

“Over the weekend, we started on the process with Fufa to have Kyeyune available for the key matches we have to play,” Ocheng said.

Kyeyune ready to play for URA FC again

He insists he is ready to play for URA FC and help the club win the trophy.

“I have been training with URA lately but still waiting for final confirmation so that I may help the club I love deeply to win the trophy.”

Kyeyune started his professional career at Maroons FC before he moved to URA in 2011.

He was at the club until he left at the end of January this year.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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