By Fred Kaweesi
Emmanuel Okwi’s illustrious football career has seen him play for a number of top African football clubs.
The Cranes striker, a product of the SC Villa conveyor belt, has excelled at top sides such as Villa, Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia), Young Africans and Simba SC (Tanzania).
And yet despite all the lucrative financial benefits tagged to the moves, including the 300,000 (sh972m) switch to Sahel, the forward still felt none of the transfers matched his career aspirations.
Cranes coach, Micho with unidentified guest and FUFA president, Moses Magogo at the wedding
However, on Saturday, Okwi finally completed his long awaited career dream move after putting pen to paper on a life matrimonial contract at Miracle Centre Cathedral, Lubaga on Saturday.
Okwi signed a record transfer deal with Florence Nakalega under the watchful eyes of Pastor Robert Kayanja.
Kayanja later challenged Okwi to show loyalty to Florence —the kind of loyalty that saw Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs stick with the Premiership club for decades.
Emmanuel Okwi and Florence Nakalega said ‘I DO’ at Miracle Centre Cathedral. Cranes striker Diego Kiiza (left) was his best man
Okwi later treated his high-profile guests to a reception at UMA main exhibition hall.
The Okwis receive their marriage certificate from Pastor Robert Kayanja of Miracle Center
The Okwis pose for photographs with family members outside the church
After saying I DO at Rubaga Miracle Center
Colonel Felix Kulaigye represented General Katumba Wamala while FUFA president Moses Magogo and Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic led the football delegation that included an number of players, among them Denis Onyango, Andrew Mwesigwa, Hassan Wasswa and Simeon Masaba.