Both Simba (Uganda) and Simba (Tanzania) are claiming ownership rights on the player but boss Elly Kalekwa insists the Ugandan belongs to the latterSofapaka President Elly Kalekwa has added his two cents to the ownership tussle of midfielder Mussa Mudde by claiming that Tanzanian club Simba SC still own the player's rights.
Both Ugandan side Simba and the Tanzanian club - who coincidentally have a similar name - are claiming ownership rights to the player, in a scene reminiscent of the 'supremacy fight' between English clubs Manchester United and Chelsea over Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel a couple of years back.
Kalekwa who signed the player from the Ugandan side for USD 7,000 a coupe of seasons back before releasing him to the Tanzanian club on a free transfer years later, has now come out to back the Tanzanian moneybags ownership claim.
"I agreed to release Mudde to Tanzanian club Simba SC because part of the contractual agreement was that they will pay the outstanding salary arrears we owed the player. To the best of my information that is still the case," Kalekwa told Goal.com.
However, the Ugandan international claims to have severed ties with the Dar es salaam-based side following what he claims is 'failure to honor the contract.'
"(Tanzania's) Simba SC acted in a very unprofessional manner. I was injured on club duty and they 'dumped' me, failed to treat me or pay my salary for three months."