Vipers SC Director Haruna Kyobe has claimed that youngster Andrew Kawooya is still a player to the reigning champions just hours after his unveiling at KCCA FC on Sunday.
The four-time Uganda Premier League winners are determined to challenge KCCA’s acquisition of the 17-year-old by seeking FUFA’s intervention in the matter.
“He (Kawooya) is still our player because we have a minor contract with him,” Kyobe was quoted telling The SportsNation before adding.
“That is despising of the highest order. He is our kid and his parents have consented to that.”
“We are going to petition FUFA over the matter. No club can let such a talent leave like that. Expect war,” he said.
It should be remembered that the Venoms were also recently caught in a similar incident when they signed former Express FC captain Disan Galiwango with the Red Eagles saying he had violated pre-contract agreement terms.
FUFA intervened and ordered the player to compensate his former club UGX 25 million for breach of contract.
Kawooya joined Vipers’ Junior team in 2019 and like Kyobe claims that the player has a minor contract, KCCA argues that the player was not under any contract with the club by the time they signed him.
KCCA is understood to have reached a an agreement with Kawooya’s parents before confirming any deal.
The attacking midfielder crossed to Lugogo on a four-year contract that will see him stay as a Kasasiro Boy until 2024.
Having lost the 2020 UPL title race to rivals Vipers, KCCA will be seeking to reclaim the crown they won in 2019 when 2020/21 season starts.
And their (KCCA) recruits portray a great picture of what their season is likely going to be. A number of senior players were let go and 11 new additions have already been made.
The 11 new signings include Andrew Kawooya, Moses Kalanzi, Denis Iguma, Brian Aheebwa, Charles Lwanga and Ashraf Mugume.
Others include Stefano Mazengo Loro, Andrew Samson Kigozi, Dominic Ayella, Bright Anukani, and Juma Balinya.