Former KCCA FC and Sports Club Victoria University winger-cum-striker Farouk Kawooya is the latest victim of the adverse effects the COVID-19 pandemic after running low on funds and facing eviction from his home.
The soft spoken pacy winger whose financial muscles could no longer support his family and afford the rent fee as a result of the lockdown is now crying out for help.
Kawooya is now living on borrowed time in an isolated store with his wife after being evicted from his one room rental in Wankulukuku by his landlady having allegedly defaulted on rent for the past Seven months.
The lack of a steady income before the lockdown was even announced imply that the footballer who entitled to a Shs. 120,000 monthly payment has defaulted 840,000 as claimed by his landlady.
Speaking to Bukedde, the landlady insisted that she was left with no option other than evict the player.
“I have been patient for the last Seven months but I can’t hold on anymore. I built my houses to look after my family and now that I my other business was affected by the lockdown, I’m left with nothing to do but to get another tenant that will be in position to pay,” she said.
Since partying ways with Bright Stars, Kawooya has been a free agent lacking a steady income avenue but the situation worsened after the lockdown.
“The situation has been very tough since the lockdown was instituted and I was evicted after failure to clear a monthly payment of 120,000 for Seven months. I’m calling upon the sporting fraternity to help me and go through this trying moments,” Kawooya said.
Kawooya joined the Stars from KCCA FC but had stints with West Nile based side, Onduparaka Football Club where he played on loan.
He also played for Namasumba Juventus (Academy Team), Katale F.C, Banansi Football Club, Kiboga FC, Aurum Roses, The Saints Football Club and Sports Club Victoria University.