Uganda Cranes forward Juma Balinya has been released by Tanzanian side Yanga FC, just six months into his two year contract with the club.
Balinya joined Yanga FC at the start of the season, on a lucrative two year contract from Uganda Premier League side Police FC.
The forward was top scorer during the 2018/2019 UPL season with 19 goals, and after a pre-season with numerous contacts from several clubs, he settled for Yanga.
The reason why either parties are opting out of the deal is unilateral, with Balinya growing disgruntled after going over three months without pay, while Yanga claim not to be satisfied with the players performance.
According to sources from Tanzania, Yanga are embroiled in a financial crisis, with Chairman Mhindo Msolla recently revealing the enormity of the debt which has risen to around Tsh 2B (USD 1M).
Balinya has had a torrid time at Yanga, but nevertheless his goal against Township Rollers in Tanzania helped guide the club to the preliminary round before they fell to Zambia’s Zesco United in the next round.