Express FC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Isaac Mwesiga has today thrown more light on the controversial transfer of former captain Disan Galiwango to Vipers SC.
Galiwango was unveiled by Vipers last month who confirmed that the player had joined as a free agent on a four-year deal.
However, Express chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka refuted the claims and said that Galiwango is still contracted with the Wankulukuku based club.
“The fact is that Galiwango is still our captain because he signed an agreement with us” narrated Express CEO Mwesigwa while on Sanyuka TV on Wednesday.
“The agreement was that Galiwango was to renew his contract after receiving the money, which we gave him. He agreed to extend his contract with us for the next two years so he took that money.
“And when he was unveiled at Kitende, I called Vipers’ officials and told them that they have done a wrong thing because the player had an agreement with the club.”
Mwesigwa explained that the case was forwarded to FUFA
“The issue is still in the federation (FUFA) which needs an injunction, the two clubs have to sit and negotiate for this transfer to happen and good enough Vipers agreed and we have no problem with it if the player needs to leave.
“However, Galiwanga has to leave in the right way and my Chairman was clear that if negotiation fails we will seek justice in courts of law.”
CEO Mwesigwa who had a hand in the transfer of Wasswa Bbossa to succeeded coach George Simwogerere, explained that the new coach was the right man for the job.
Mwesigwa said that they were looking for the coach who could give sustainability since they were fighting relegation then.
“We all know Wasswa Bossa is a good coach, a problem solver, is a person who has a strong relation with players, by the time he came to Express, we needed a coach who was going to give us stability, a coach who knows our culture, a coach who played for the team before, who has experience and a coach who could give us immediate results and that was Bossa,” Mwesigwa added.
“He was a good choice because most of his teams tend to be very hard to beat and we are going to support him by giving him the players he needs and I want to ensure fans that we still have a long term future with him and we are very happy with what he has done so far.”
Wasswa Bossa helped Express FC to finish 9th on the log with 31 points from 25 games, four places above from where he found the team.
CEO Mwesigwa said that his side is likely not to sign big-name players in this transfer window and he called upon fans to stay calm.
“Even though we released a couple of players, we have a lot of players remaining and we are going to promote others from our junior team. I call upon fans to stay calm and prepare to come back in the stadium because the team is going to go back where it supposed to be.”