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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 March, 2004, 14:57 GMT 15:57 UK
Siang'a demands his share
Emmanuel Muga
BBC Sport, Dar-es-Salaam

James Siang'a
Siang'a is now in Uganda
Tanzania's Simba SC are at loggerheads with former coach James Siang'a over the prize money the club received for reaching last year's Champions League group phase.

Simba caused a huge upset by knocking out holders Zamalek in the second round to reach the lucrative group stage under the guidance of the Kenyan coach.

They subsequently pocketed US$121,700 and Siang'a - who is now in charge of Uganda's Express FC - is demanding that Simba pay him for "my role" in the team's achievements.

"We agreed that I would get a share of the prize money for reaching the Champions League group stage," an angry Siang'a told BBC Sport.

Are we so generous as to pay a man who's no longer employed by us?
Marco Masanja
Simba vice-chairman
He added: "They should appreciate what I did for them and give me my share. If they don't, I shall refer the case to the Minister of Sport."

Siang'a wants up to $2,000 but Simba vice-chairman Marco Masanja told BBC Sport that the Kenyan coach should forget about receiving any money from them.

"Are we so generous as to pay a man who's no longer employed by us?" asked Masanja.

"Any contractual obligations we had with Siang'a ended when he left us, therefore, he shouldn't expect even a cent from us."

Siang'a was sacked at the end of last year and was replaced by former Zambia national team coach Patrick Phiri.

He has so far managed to guide his new team past the preliminary round of the Confederation Cup, while his predecessor failed to inspire Simba past the first hurdle.

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