Uganda Cranes striker Okwi returns to Tanzania


Emmanuel Okwi (center) signs the binding documents and employment contract

Uganda Cranes striker, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi has returned to play in the Tanzania Premier League with giants Simba.

This was confirmed after he successfully completed talks with the Dar es Salaam based club.

This will be the third time that Okwi will play at Simba.

He first played there in the year 2010, from Sports Club Villa.

In 2013, Okwi transferred to Tunisian side, Etoile Du Sahel where he featured in just one match. He returned to SC Villa before crossing over to rivals Yanga Africans in 2013/14.

Shockingly, Okwi returned to Simba for a brief stint in the 2014/15 season and it was then that Danish side SønderjyskE Fodbold lured him for a 5 year deal.

The forward parted ways with Fodbold halfway the 2016/17 season and returned home to play for SC Villa again until his third Simba calling.

He signed a two-year deal with an estimated sign on fee of $45,000.

Okwi scored 10 goals in 13 matches for SC Villa from January to May 2017.

He was once again summoned to the Uganda Cranes team having missed the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.

He was captain of the national team that plated regional country-wide tours jointly sponsored by Airtel Uganda and Nile Breweries.

He played in three international friendly matches against Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal. He was also part of the Uganda Cranes team that won 1-0 away to Cape Verde in Praia, playing 78 minutes before paving way to eventual goal scorer, Geoffrey Sserunkuma.