TFF’s Information Officer Bonifce Wambura is quoted by Tanzania Daily News as saying they have halted Okwi’s transfer as they wait for clarification from FIFA on the issue.
The Legal, Ethics and Players’ Status Committee which met in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday decided to suspend Okwi’s registration after learning that SC Villa were granted a provisional permit by FIFA.
Okwi, who has an outstanding quarrel with Etoile du Sahel, was issued a six-month provisional permit by FIFA to play for SC Villa so that he can maintain his standard while it works on his case.
We’ve, therefore, written to TFF requesting clarification on whether Okwi can feature in the Mainland Premier League while Etoile du Sahel claim he is still their player, said Wambura.
The controversy surrounding Okwi are Etoile du Sahel insisting he is still their legitimate player, Simba, petitioning TFF, claiming they have not received the agreed USD 300,000 transfer fee from the Tunisian club and Uganda Football Federation (FUFA) writing to FIFA, blocking his move to Yanga.