Emmanuel Okwi is a name that has made headlines this week.He is not new to such news.In January 2013 ,his move US$300,000 move to Etoile du Sahel that attracted FIFA attention after the Tunisian club failed to pay the fee to Simba S.C. He was then cleared by FIFA’s Player Status Committee in December 2013 to return to SC Villa although the clearance was changed two months later so he could play for Young Africans S.C.,despite Simba S.C.’s protests.
Okwi rejoined Simba S.C. in August 2014 under a six-month contract, explaining that Young Africans S.C. had terminated his contract by failing to pay the US$50,000 owed to him. He refused to play the last five games of the 2013-14 season for Young Africans S.C. because of the payment controversy.
Young Africans S.C. vigorously protested the transfer to Simba S.C. and claimed that the contract was still in effect but the Tanzania Football Federation rejected that claim in September 2014
In July 2015, SønderjyskE Fodbold signed Okwi under a five-year contract, with the consent of Simba S.C.,that was to last
Okwi is a very lethal striker with a golden eye in finishing .
He boasts of close to 97 goals with 21 international goals for the national team in 65 appearances
Meanwhile ,The family of Okwi is blessed with two of his brothers also footballers .
Francis Olaki who now plays for Botswana Premier league side Extension Gunners has featured for the cranes 8 times while Martin Opolot also plays for Botswana League side Prisons XI.
Their parents Michael Opolot and Grace Ajiyo hails from Wakiso District in Uganda