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Okwir in trouble for absconding from duty

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th January 2009 03:00 AM

SC Villa striker Emmanuel Okwir and left-back Godfrey Walusimbi showed so much promise and were called to the Cranes camp, but now their future is in doubt after they ran out of camp just as the CECAFA Challenge Cup started.

By Norman Katende

SC Villa striker Emmanuel Okwir and left-back Godfrey Walusimbi showed so much promise and were called to the Cranes camp, but now their future is in doubt after they ran out of camp just as the CECAFA Challenge Cup started.

The two were picked up from camp by an SC Villa official who has not been named. Okwir and Walusimbi did not notify the technical bench that they would not return. The two players claimed they were injured and had to return to Villa Park. They declined attempts by the team doctor Ronald Kisolo to treat them.

The case has been forwarded to FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa, who has promised tough action on “saboteurs”.

“We must have a vision. We call you and you refuse to come!” Mulindwa said after the case was referred to him by Cranes management.

“ You have not even talked to the doctor or coach. We will not allow that. We will leave you behind and go with those who are following our vision,” said Mulindwa.

“It’s this indiscipline that has always taken us behind,” said Mulindwa. He stressed that the new team being built will put emphasis on discipline.

Coach Robert Williamson announced that all the 40 players called before the regional tourney will be summoned again at least once a month as they continue to rebuild the national team.

Okwir in trouble for absconding from duty

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