Katwe United has refuted claims of losing defender Bashir Muweesi after management of Uganda Premier League side Mbarara City announced the acquisition of the player.
“Bashir Muweesi is still a player contracted with Katwe United. I am surprised that Mbarara City FC announced him. We did not formalize anything with them (Mbarara City) about the player” Katwe United FC President Hon. Allan Ssewanyana, who is currently on a working trip in South Africa fumed.
On Thursday, Muweesi was unveiled by the Ankole Lions on a three year contract.
To that effect, Mbarara City has since issued a statement regarding the development.
Katwe United Football Club Statement
We want to state that Muweesi’s contract with Katwe United still has one and a half years before it lapses in January 2020. As of now, there is no understanding with Mbarara City to see him cut short his contract and join them. He is still our player. Katwe United Football Club has no problem with any player joining a club of his choice as long as he follows the prescribed transfer procedures.
The law on the transfer of players is clear. Muweesi is from the lower league and we are providing the platform. We are ready to give the compensation and life move onSaddam Mugarura, Mbarara City FC CEO
Mbarara City on Thursday also announced the arrival of bow legged midfieder Gadaffi Gadihno from Onduparaka Football Club.