Sports Club Villa have demanded that Tanzanian side Simba SC pays them off the 30% off the total amount for striker Emmanuel Okwi’s transfer to Etoile Sportive Du Sahel, Tunisia.
The prolific Cranes striker Okwi joined the Tunisia soccer club in January. The North Africa club paid US$300,000 dollars for the player, with SC Villa in line to get a 30% for the intitial move to Tanzania.
Moses Matovu, the SC Villa treasurer, told Press that they have already involved the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) who are in contact with the Tanzania FA which will help push Simba SC to pay the 30%.
Matovu said Villa had been quite patient as the player had moved two months ago.
The striker joined Simba from SC Villa for US$40,000 dollars in 2010 on a two year contract which was renewed late last year. This means that Okwi helped the team make a big profit in only two years. Okwi showed his prolific goal scoring abilities when he netted 4 goals in 5 games to become the second top scorer at the 2010 Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup after which Simba FC spotted him.
Edgar Watson, the FA’s Chief Executive Officer said this afternoon that they have already contacted their counterparts in Tanzanaia to ask Simba to wire the money to SC Villa because the money belongs to them.
Okwi’s move became the highest money move for a Ugandan player in the African continent.