Mwesigwa Ends Stint with Kazakhstan Side FC Ordabasy

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Mwesigwa joined the club in February 2011 on an initial two-year contract after a move from Chinese side Chongqing Lifan. His contract at FC Ordabasy was extended in February 2013, after winning Kazakhstan Super Cup with them in 2012.

The Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Ordabasy has announced that Ugandan skipper  Andrew Mwesigwa and midfielder Ali Aliyev were leaving the club.

Mwesigwa joined the club in February 2011 on an initial two-year contract after a move from Chinese side Chongqing Lifan. His contract at FC Ordabasy was extended in February 2013, after winning Kazakhstan Super Cup with them in 2012.

One of the big stars in the Kazakhstan League, Mwesigwa confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that he turned down an offer to extend his contract for another one year and would therefore leave the club at the end of his contract this season.

Speaking to URN about his next move, Mwesigwa said although FC Ordabasy was willing to offer him a one year contract, he was only ready to sign for two years. The defender who also featured for Mbale Heroes and SC Villa before going professional said he will keep his options open.

Mwesigwa said although several clubs have shown interest in giving him a long term contract even in Kazakhstan, he will discuss with his agent.

Last month Mwesigwa came under attack after his poor show in the Cranes final game against Guinea in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.

The Cranes who needed a draw to qualify for Afcon lost 2-0 with Mwesigwa earning a red card after a poor tackle in the box which also resulted into Guinea converting a penalty.

Angry fans went ahead to attack Mwesigwa's home, although the player was given security when he returned from Morocco where the game took place.