Local football governing body, FUFA had directed former Express FC captain, Disan Galiwango to pay shs25 million in compensation to his former club over his controversial move to Vipers earlier this year.
Galiwango was in July unveiled at Vipers Sports Club after completing a dream move to the defending champions, prompting his former club, Express FC to petition FUFA over the deal.
Officials at the Wankulukuku based club argued that say that Galiwango has on November 28,2019, committed to a two-year contract renewal with club chairman, also lawyer, Kiryowa Kiwanuka and that he had signed a commitment agreement with him worth shs15 million.
The Red Eagles averred that his move to Vipers was a breach of contract.
On Wednesday, FUFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled that Galiwango was guilty of breaching the commitment agreement he had signed with his former club.
“The player, Dissan Galiwango is ordered to refund the shs15 million he received from Express FC in November 2019. He is also ordered to pay compensation for breach of his obligations vis-à-vis the club, Express FC under the preliminary contract to the amount of shs10 million,” the FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled.
The player has also been informed that he will not be issued with a licence for the new season at his current club until the shs25 million is paid in full.
The development will be bad news for Kitende based Vipers Sports Club if Galiwango fails to pay the shs25 million in time for the new season since he is expected to be a great pillar in their title defence.
The defending champions last month released a total of 14 players deemed excess to capacity at Kitende and said they have already got replacements for them. Galiwango was among the replacements for the 14 players released.