Shaban’s unending saga

The standoff involving parent club Onduparaka, KCCA, and the player in question, Mohammad Shaban, is showing no signs of relenting.

Ugandan champions, KCCA, tied down the player on a contract and unveiled him before the media after a nod from Fufa on transfer deadline day but Onduparaka, who never blessed the move, remain unmoved the player is still theirs.

Now, Onduparaka CEO Anthony Affetti has petitioned Fufa over what he calls the ‘illegal’ acquisition of the striker.

“KCCA disrespected us and we are ready to follow the matter to its logical conclusion,” Affetti is quoted by Uganda’s Independent newspaper, the Daily Monitor.

“The player might have got his Shs50m sign-on fee but we can’t allow him to move at Shs20m (which KCCA reportedly offered).”

The league champions, KCCA, had exploited the Fufa player’s status committee document to recruit Shaban on transfer deadline day but he is yet to play for them and may miss their next outing against Bul on Saturday.

“We have been lenient with KCCA and let the player train and play friendly matches for them but they are yet to seek a formal settlement with us.

“If we can’t get over Shs50m from our best player who even featured at Afcon, then when will we get that chance?” wondered Affetti.

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi will hope his club resolve this issue quickly so as to boost his strike force of errick Nsibambi, Tito Okello and Patrick Kaddu, who are yet to get their act going after four league games.