Uganda International Savio Kabugo has revealed the reason behind the termination of his contract with Ethiopia’s Sebeta Kenema FC.
The towering defender joined Sebeta last year in October and signed a one-year deal after a stint with DR Congo’s AS Vita Club.
He was four months before the end of his contract when he made an announcement of mutual termination of the contract recently.
Kabugo who scored a winner against Ghana in the 2015 Qualifiers at Namboole, exclusively revealed that a pay dispute was the reason behind the decision.
He has told this website that the payment situation at Sebeta was ongoing for many months.
“I was among the foreigners who were brought in to help this newly promoted team,” Savio started. “We did our part, we put up strong performances including reaching the final of the Intercity Cup before losing to St George.”
“I was demanding arrears of about six months but the club kept on promising. And then this Covid19 pandemic hit which has been to their advantage. The good thing is that the pandemic surfaced when I was already in Uganda.
“So, the club president complained to the coach that the foreigners receive a lot of money compared to the local players. They called me and informed me about the matter, I set my terms and we reached on the agreement of terminating the contract but on conditions that my salary is cleared to zero. They promised me that I will go back and sign the papers and get paid as well.”
The Ethiopia Football Association annulled the League due to the Covid19 pandemic – Kabugo’s Sebeta was 11th on the log.
What Next For Kabugo
Kabugo says that he is getting himself ready for the next available opportunity.
The lanky centre back has locally played for Victoria University, KCCA FC, URA FC, Proline and SC Villa.
“I am weighing on the available options, I have received about four offers back in Ethiopia and I have been contacted by many local clubs here but it’s like I may consider a deal abroad.
“Ethiopia is not an easy country to stay in, it has been difficult for me. But I no longer work for Kabugo, I now work for the wellbeing of my family.
“I am a footballer, its my job. I am training each day to remain fit and fresh. I want to be ready for a big opportunity that comes to my door.”