Ugandan defender, Joseph Owino has officially applied for termination of his employment contract at Kenyan Premier League club, Sofapaka F.C.
Owino, a lanky and composed center half who has also played for the Uganda Cranes in the yester-years attested his plight to Kawowo Sports on Thursday.
I have not been paid for six solid months. It is such a pity. I have a family to look after. Football is my full time job. I have lived on small monies by sympathetic fans and the situation is now unbearable. I had to file for the contract termination.
He thus becomes the 5th Ugandan to depart the club in an unconvincing fashion.
Midfielders Johnson and David Bagoole, Karim Ndugwa, Herman Wasswa also applied for termination of contractS to join the club’s former coach, Sam Timbe who denied the offer to renew the contract.
Owino joined Sofapaka F.C on 27th June 2015 after being released by Tanzanian giants, Simba Sports Club on a mutual consent agreement.
The former Kiswera S.S student in Masaka had previously played for Azam FC after leaving Simba in 2011.
Lady luck smiled on Owino when he re-joined Simba once again following a regretful lapse of injuries and poor form.
Before joining the murky professional waters, Owino had played for two Uganda Premier League clubs, Sports Club Villa and Uganda Revenue Authority.
A fit again Owino believes football justice will prevail to allow him join the best club with a juicy offer on the table.
I believe the players association and the federation in Kenya will hear my plea as i join a new club of my choice as a i revamp my career
Already, offers from URA F.C, SC Villa have been presented to the player.
Efforts to get a comment from Sofapaka’s director, Elly Kalekwa proved futile as he could not be accessible by his telephone contacts.