Fred Kajoba to sue former employers for defaulting payments

Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba is not a happy man, and he is livid with his former employees Bright Stars, to say the least.

Kajoba claims he hasn’t been paid his arrears to the tune of UGX 52 million which accrued in eight months from salary and bonuses, and that he has vowed to stop at nothing until he is justly paid.

The former Bright Stars head coach has already sought the intervention of FUFA regarding his unpaid salary and bonus arrears while he was the head coach at the club.

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“I served Bright Stars wholeheartedly, I don’t see why they have refused to pay my money, I was patient up until when they got a sponsor but even after they did nothing happened.”

“The chairman (Mr Ronnie Mutebi) has even blocked my number which I find so disrespectful,” a bitter Kajoba told Football256 at FUFA house in Mengo on Monday where he had gone to seek intervention.

But on contacting Bright Stars’ Head of legal affairs Harold Atukwatse, he dismissed Kajoba’s statements, claiming the coach was paid all his monies for the time he served the club.

“Mr Kajoba has not made a formal demand to the club, at least not in writing,” Atukwatse said.

“He was employed on a two year contract from August 2016 to 2018 and was paid all his monies during that time.”

“His case is not even one of termination like we have seen with most coaches here, but the contract ended and was not renewed,” Atukwatse added.

Kajoba joined Bright Stars initially in 2014, until 2016 when his contract was renewed for a further two years until when he left the club after his contract expired.

During his time at the club, his outstanding achievement was leading Bright Stars to the final of the Stanbic Uganda Cup which they lost to Proline 5-4 on Penalties in May 2019 after a one all draw.

It remains to be seen if both parties will come to an agreement on the matter.

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