Its now clear battle lines have been drawn between Vipers head coach Fred Kajoba and former employers Bright Stars FC. The two parties are embroiled in a delayed payment dispute which has dragged on for three years.
This week Football256 broke the story about Bright Stars’ response to the FUFA Dispute Resolution chamber where Kajoba claimed his former employers owe him UGX 48M in unpaid arrears.
A claim Bright Stars dismissed stating they paid every coin and only owed Kajoba just UGX 990,000.
The Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach has now come out to reveal he is willing to go all the way to FIFA to claim his money because as far as he is concerned, he has never been settled by Bright Stars.
“I am very disappointed in Bright Stars’ response especially chairman Ronnie Mutebi because he knows exactly what happened,” a tough-talking Kajoba told this website in an exclusive interview.
“But I have good news for them, I am going to go out of my way to reclaim what is mine,” he added.
Asked to what extent he was willing to go in order to get his arrears cleared, Kajoba stated he would stake anything even if it was down to selling his property.
“I am only waiting for FUFA’s position and if it’s not in my favour I will continue to FIFA and even if it means selling my property to file the case I will.”
“All I want is FIFA’s interpretation on the case and I’ll come to terms with whatever the outcome will be,” Kajoba added.
This reporter also talked to current Bright Stars head coach who was also Fred Kajoba’s former assistant at the time Paul Kiwanuka, he confirmed they hadn’t been paid their arrears.
“I am aware of the situation but I left everything to the CEO to handle,” Kiwanuka said before adding.
“Even when I was returning as head coach, I asked the club when our arrears would be paid and they said they were working on it.”
“I currently don’t want to get involved as my attention is solely on guiding the club to a better league finish,” Kiwanuka added.
The point of contention is the first two-year contract Kajoba signed in 2014 where the club state they paid the monies but in cash and not through the bank because they lacked a stable income to finance the club which Kajoba denies.
It remains to be seen when the FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber will make its stand on the matter but as for now, both parties are up in arms.