Express FC have welcomed Fufa ruling on the Disan Galiwango case saying it should serve as a warning to clubs and players who not respect contracts.
The Fufa Dispute Resolution Chamber concluded on Wednesday that Galiwango’s controversial move to Vipers had been in breach of an earlier agreement with Express.
Galiwango was henceforth ordered to pay Express a total cost of Shs25m before he can get a playing license.
“We let football win,” said Express Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Isaac Mwesigwa.
“At least he has not gone for free and others should learn to respect contracts.”
On their part, Vipers distanced themselves from the case, saying Galiwango’s contract with Express had expired when they signed him.
“But as our player now,” said Vipers spokesperson Abdu Wasike, “So we shall support him.”
Fufa’s ruling decided that Galiwango should refund the Shs15m he signed on a pre-contract with Express.
“Disan is (also) ordered to pay compensation for breach of his obligations vis-à-vis the club, Express FC, under the preliminary contract/pre-contract in the amount of UGX10m,” reads in part the ruling.”