Moses Okot: Onduparaka Ordered to Pay Former Player

Uganda Premier League side Onduparaka has been ordered to pay former player Moses Okot his sign-on fees and unpaid salaries.

Okot who joined Onduparaka from Bright Stars terminated his contract with the west Nile based side and announced his departure on his social media page in April 2021.

The midfielder through his legal counsel Atukwatse Harold petitioned the Dispute Resolution Chamber against Onduparaka FC to clear his arrears on 12th August last year.

Okot signed a two years professional contract on 21st September 2019 for a monthly salary of UGX 350,000 and a sign on fee of UGX 2, 000,000 since he was joining as a free agent but the club never paid him.

According to Okot, he played for the Caterpillars for two years but he was only paid for four months.

Onduparaka FC was represented by counsel Munduru Mercy while Counsel Atukwatse Harold represented Okot in the hearing.

According to the Dispute Resolution Chamber, they order Onduparaka FC to pay Okot a total of UGX 2,050,000 to include the sign on fee of UGX 1,000,000 considering the period that was played due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The club has to pay the amount within 45 days from the date of the receipt of the decision which is 4th April 2022 on Okot’s account.

Should the club fail to pay the money within the stipulated days, the management of UPL will be ordered to deduct the money from their sponsorship funds.


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