Details of why Police FC failed to sign Godfrey Walusimbi have emerged as the free-agent star left-back looks for pastures new. Police FC was strongly linked with the former Kaizer Chiefs star defender over the summer but has since failed to sign the Ugandan international.
Walusimbi, a talented left-back who can play as a wing-back, central defender, and midfield, has missed out on his dream return to the Uganda Premier League after the deal join the law enforcers fell through. Jajja Walu, as his commonly known, started his career at SC villa, making over 90 appearances before heading to Bunamwaya FC, now Vipers sc in 2010.
In January 2013, he left Bunamwaya for DR Congo side CS Don Bosco. Having spent a few months with the team, he canceled his contract in response to the poor working conditions. He returned to his former team SC Villa before signing for Kenyan Giant side Gor Mahia in 2013, who later sold him to Kaizer chiefs in 2018. Following his release from Albania side Vllaznia who bought him from Kaizer chief, the free agent is finding it had to find a new club.
Reports reaching us at Mambo news state that the kops pulled the plug on signing Walusimbi due to his high wage demands.
Following the acquisition of experiences midfielder Tonny Mawejje on a free transfer, coach Abdallah Mubiru and the Police fC hierarchy thought it would be wise to add the experienced defender to their ranks as they try to stage a title charge this season. However, to their disadvantage, the defender who was reportedly keen on joining them refused to lower his wage demands, thus leading to the deal’s collapse.
The emergency of young left-back Musa Matovu has also played its role in ending the hopes of Walusimbi securing a move to Police FC as they find him a costly acquisition despite his pedigree of being the fight Ugandan international to win 100 caps on the national team.