Okwi Set For Villa Debut Today

Emma Okwi
Emma Okwi

FSL Today

Soana vs SC Villa Kavumba

Proline vs Vipers Lugogo

Kiira vs CRO Namboole

Uganda international striker Emma Okwi is in line to make his debut for new club SC Villa away against newly promoted Soana FC today following a return to the Ugandan league.

Okwi has headed back to the Ugandan top flight after he joined Villa on a season-long loan contract from Tunisian club Etoile Du Sahel.

Okwi has in the last months been at loggerheads with his Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel, who he joined early this year from Tanzania’s Simba, over alleged contract breaches. The stand-off saw Etoile refuse to release the player, who has absconded since June.

But in a letter dated September 4, Fufa submitted a formal request to Fifa for the delivery of an electronic International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to Federation Tunisienne de Football through the transfer matching system.

Earlier on, Okwi had also lodged an official claim against the Tunisian club before the Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for an alleged breach of contract.

Fifa later constituted a single judge of the players Status Committee, Mr. Geoff Thompson (England) to pursue the matter.

Villa desperately need goals from Okwi as they have only netted 5 goals in 7 matches this season. They are eleventh on the 16-team table.

Meanwhile, compatriot Hassan Wasswa, who captained Uganda to the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) and last year’s Cecafa has joined Vietnamese said Dong Nai FC.

The defender-cum-midfielder completed his switch from Uganda’s KCCA at the weekend but details of the deal were not readily available by press time but his former club KCCA refute reports that they sanctioned a move for Cranes midfielder saying the player is still under contract with them though observers not he had an open contract with them.

Wasswa, in his mid 20s, has been at KCCA since he unceremoniously left his Turkish outfit Kayseri Erciyesspor having played for them 21 times.

The stocky Cranes star has previously played for Ethiopia’s St George (2008-2009), South Africa’s F.C. Cape Town (2008-2009) and Turkey’s Karabükspor (2009-2010) and Altay S.K (2010-2011).

In the other games on the card, Kiira Young, who signed ex-referee Haruna Kebba as coach after he underwent training in the UK, will face lowly-placed CRO FC at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Fresh from a 6-0 loss to Express FC, the eastern based team will be hungry to frustrate fast improving Kiira Young.

The third game will see Proline FC host Vipers FC at the Lugogo Stadium. After sacking their Nigerian coach over a week ago, the Vipers FC team humbled defending champions KCCA FC 2-1 last week in what could be their turning point their season.

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