FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber has ordered Vipers new signing Dissan Galiwango to refund Express FC.
Express FC had earlier petitioned FUFA after Vipers unveiled their former Captain.
Express had a written agreement with Galiwango who was paid Sh15m by club chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka to renew his contract.
FUFA has said that the player will not be given a license to play for Vipers this coming season until he refunds Sh15m he received from Express.
In addition, the modern day left back has been ordered to pay compensation for breach of his obligation in the amount of Sh10m.
The FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber’s Decision on the case of Express FC Vs Disan Galiwango.
- The player, Dissan Galiwango is ordered to refund the UGX 15,000,000 (Fifteen million shilling only) he received from Express FC in November 2019
- Dissan Galiwango is ordered to pay compensation for breach of his obligations vis-à-vis the club, Express FC under the preliminary contract / Pre-contract in the amount of UGX 10,000,000 (Ten million shillings only).
- Dissan Galiwango shall not be issued a player’s licence until the total amount of UGX 25,000,000 (Twenty five million shillings only) is fully paid to Express FC.
- Express FC to avail the account number on which the amounts shall be deposited.
Understanding The Drama
In November 2019, with his contract expiring at Express, Galiwango who was escorted by former coach George Ssimwogerere, was given Sh15m to renew his contract although he had asked for Sh30m.
The player never put pen to Express contract but is said to have signed an agreement with Club chairman to renew a two-year deal.
Galiwango played hide and seek with the club since then and never signed a contract before he sealed a four-year move to Vipers.
Sources close to Kitende suggest that the player was given a hefty figure in the region of Sh60M as his sign-on fee at Vipers, including the Sh15m to repay Express.
It is said that after receiving the money from his Vipers deal, he took the Sh15m back to Kiwanuka who refused the refund.
When Vipers announced Galiwango’s transfer, Kiryowa took to Twitter and said that his player was still contracted with Express and the club had not released the captain nor sanctioned his move to Kitende.
Kiwanuka threatened to take legal action against Dissan Galiwango and Vipers SC.