Gor Mahia FC to Kaizer Chiefs: Please pay transfer fee for Godfrey Walusimbi

Godfrey Walusimbi signs for Kaizer Chiefs from Gor Mahia.j
Kaizer Chiefs.
The Ugandan defender penned a three-year contract which will end on June 30 2021, to ditch the Kenyan champions last month

Gor Mahia have now given Kaizer Chiefs ten days to pay up transfer fee for star defender Godfrey Walusimbi, Goal can exclusively reveal.

The Ugandan star penned a three-year contract which will end on June 30 2021, to ditch the Kenyan champions last month. But despite both clubs reaching an agreement, Gor Mahia are now crying out that they are yet to receive transfer money from the South African club.

According to a letter obtained by Goal signed by Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, sent to Kaizer Chiefs Administrative Manager and headlined ‘pending payment of transfer fee for Walusimbi’, the Kenyan club have threatened to take the case to higher authorities if they don’t receive the money in ten days.

“We in conformity with Article 12b (3) of the Fifa regulations on the status and transfer of players are putting Kaizer Chiefs in default of payment (overdue payables) and if the payment is not received within the next ten days from the date of this notice, we will scale this matter before the competent body at Fifa without further notice.”

The statement further called into question Chiefs' claims that they had already sent the transfer money to Gor Mahia's account.

“Our bankers have established from Nedbank that as opposed to your claim that money was sent to them, it was returned to your bank, and no such transfer ever took place in the first instance. Our request to you to show documentary proof of your claims have equally not been forthcoming.”

The transfer of the Ugandan left back was shrouded in controversy from day one as Gor Mahia threatened to take both Chiefs, Walusimbi and his manager to Fifa for breaching transfer rules.

Walusimbi was one of the key players as Gor Mahia clinched the 2017 KPL title and also helped the club reach the 2018 Caf Confederation Cup group stage.