Tanzania Simba Sports Club management is today (29th January 2013) expecting to receive part of the $300,000 (approximately Ush798 million) from Tunis Etoile Du Sahel where the Ugandan attacker will feature for the next two years.
According to reliable sources from Tanzania, the club Chairman, Ismail Aden Rage, confirmed that today the club is to receive about Ugx 399M as the first installment of Okwi’s transfer fee from the Tunisian giants.
“We expect the first payment on Tuesday (today) as per rules and regulations governing the transfer of players,” said the chairman. “The whole thing is clearly stipulated in the contract and fortunately we have a good communication with them, so they will first pay us $150,000.”
Rage went on to warn Emmanuel Okwi’s new bosses that they will not use his services if no money is sent. “They are a big club and therefore we don’t expect them to delay the payment, but if they do, for sure Okwi will not feature for them.
“Simba SC will follow all FIFA procedures and Okwi will be disqualified from playing in any league,” Aden warned.
The former SC Villa and 21 year old Okwi joined SC Simba in 2010 where he scored 12 goals in the 2011-2012 season. He helped them (Simba) reach quarterfinals of the CECAFA Kagame Cup and scored in a 3-2 win over Azam in the Tanzania community shield.
The Ugandan’s move will follow key players Patrick Ochan and Mbwana Samata who Simba sold to TP Mazembe of DR Congo of recently. Ochan and Samata were each sold at $100,000 the amount even if combined still trail the amount paid by the Tunisian club.