Onduparaka FC CEO Pius Bamwange has confirmed that he is leaving the club before the start of the 2020/21 season.
Earlier reports said that Bamwange is leaving his role over unpaid arrears and that he was taking the club to court.
“I cannot reach to that level of taking Onduparaka to court,” Bamwange told this website. “It’s true that I am demanding about six months but everyone at the club was not paid for the better part of last season.”
“I understand the situation at the club, there is no football ongoing and they have been struggling since the departure of Betway.
“Yes I am leaving the club but it has nothing to do with Finances. I am leaving in good faith and I am in good terms with the club chairman (Benjamin Nyakuni) who is my personal friend. I talk with him everyday and he has assured me that I will be paid, though in installments.”
Bamwange refused to reveal his next venture but sources close to him have suggested that he has been approached by Big League side Maroons.
Onduparaka wobbled to eighth place with 31 points last season which was ended due to Covid19 pandemic.
The club admitted to struggling financially and were reportedly approached by a Betting company to fix some of their games in exchange for money.
Additionally, Onduparaka lost some of their good players midway last season like Gaddafi Wahab, Vitalis Tabu, Ramathan Dudu, Atendere Geriga, Faizul Anini among others.
In the ongoing transfer window, they have lost Hassan Muhamood to Police while Ezra Bida has been linked to Kyetume FC.
They have signed Bonny Musema so far.