The frosty relationship between Mbarara City Fc and their striker Method Barssey seems to have crossed the valley of no return after the player asked to be released.
Barssey was signed at the beginning of the season to boost the newly promoted side but is yet to register a goal.
The club CEO, Saddam Mugalu, suspended the striker effectively from November 26th to February 3rd for alleged violent conduct on the CEO and the kits man.
According to the suspension letter, Barssey was not entitled to salary and other benefits during that period.
The striker has now written back to the club demanding to be released immediately so that he can seek for other opportunities. Barssey has denied the allegations laid against him and called the club ‘dishonest’.
– This [altercation] came about after a misunderstanding between the CEO and I when I requested for my passport so that I can attend to the Cranes Namutiima engagements, Barssey narrates in his letter to the club.
The striker notes that the misunderstanding was between him and the CEO and doesn’t get why the kitsman is mentioned.
He further denies any allegations of violent conduct and questions why he was never given a fair hearing before the verdict was passed.
– In context of the fact that the club has shown dishonesty both in handling this issue and as well altering terms of my agreement, I can no longer continue playing for Mbarara City…. I am therefore requesting that the club and I come to an understanding and I continue my football career elsewhere.