Ugandan striker Emmanuel Okwi has finally signed a two-year contract to play for Simba.
The Uganda Cranes striker who earlier said that he needed 80,000 dollars (about 130m/-) to remain at the Msimbazi Street side, refused to reveal how much he was paid to renew the contract after signing it here yesterday.
His current contract will end in June next year while the new one will end mid 2014.
Simba chairman Ismail Aden Rage and the team’s registration committee chairman Zacharias Hanspoppe represented the Mainland Premier League defending champions at the signing ceremony.
“I have decided to renew my contract to end rumours that I was planning to join Yanga or Azam FC. I am proud to be a Simba player and I will remain that way,” he said after signing the contract.
On his part, Rage said that they had already paid Okwi his dues and what remains now is to play soccer.
Okwi’s current contract would take him to June next year, which is now eclipsed by the new one.
Other Simba players whose contracts end in June, next year are goalie JumaKaseja and Haruna Moshi 'Boban' who is currently suspended for indiscipline.