By Fredrick Kalyango
The excitement raised by Vipers SC’s Wednesday 1st, July, 2020 unveiling of star player Dissan Galiwango was quickly shot down by word that the Express FC hierarchy were disputing how the move had been conducted.
Shortly after The Venoms’ announcement, Express FC Chairman, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, took to Twitter to claim the Galiwango still had a contract with the Red Eagles and that he was upset that Vipers had anyway gone on to conduct business without involving the club.
Vipers SC spokesman, Abdul Wasike, has now offered a word of advice to the good counsel, stating, “Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka should [have a word] with our Club President; these two clubs are sisters and for long, we have [even] loaned our players to the Red Eagles; peace talks are a greater solution. Football went past that era of court battles.”
Wasike further told us, “Vipers SC [are] professional enough to honor players’ contracts and for your information, Galiwango was a free agent. [The agreement Galiwango had] had nothing to do with Express FC, [but was] between a player and a club chairman.”
Galiwango, who was outrightly Express FC’s best performer over the last two seasons, penned a four-year deal with Vipers SC, scoring six league goals in the latter season. He had also been courted by KCCA FC before joining Vipers SC, with sources connecting the Kasasiro Boys’ refusal to complete a deal to exception on the compensation Express FC were set to demand.
According to sources at Express FC that prefer anonymity, Galiwango received UGX 15M as the commitment to signing a new 2-year deal with the Red Eagles, but later became elusive when it came to signing the actual club contract, despite continually receiving a salary bumped up as per the commitment signed by both player and club chairman.
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