Sports Club Villa have agreed terms with Tanzanian giants, Simba FC for lead striker Emma Okwi to move to the Tanzanian club for a transfer figure of about $5000.
Ugandan football's governing body, FUFA, has already issued an international
transfer certificate (ITC) for Okwi to star for Simba.
According to the New Vision, FUFA chief executive Edgar Watson has confirmed
that he has signed an ITC allowing Okwi and Uganda Revenue Authority's (URA) Joseph Owino to
move to Tanzania.
Okwi scored 16 league goals last season, and was expected to fetch a
bigger sum of money but Villa secretary, Edward Luyimbazi, insisted that
they had got a good deal.
“He is cleared now. The agreement is that Simba will also give us
30 per cent of the proceeds if they sell the player to another club,”
Luyimbazi further revealed that Villa are close to an agreement with Yanga
FC for winger Steven Bengo to move to the Tanzania mainland champions.
Meanwhile URA's chairman, David Serebe, has
confirmed that they have also agreed terms with Simba for defensive kingpin
URA coach, Moses Basena is reportedly unhappy with Owino’s move, saying
that it is going to be difficult for him to replace the defender.
URA hope to sign Derrick Walulya from Bunamwaya but the coach said that
it would take time for him to step into Owino’s shoes.
The Ugandan transfer window
will be open until the end of the month. Villa, Express, KCC and URA
are set to be very active following departures of key players to the