Fufa excludes SC Villa from the second draft fixture for the Star Times Uganda Premier League [SUPL] season 2021/22, just three days to the kickoff. The new league is slated to kick off this Friday on October 15th, 2021. SC Villa was part of the first draft fixture that was released at the start of the month.
FUFA’s competition director Aisha Nalule, says that SC Villa was left out because it does not have a Chief Executive Officer, which is one of the basic licensing requirements.
“Each club is supposed to have a Chief Executive Officer, but as we talk now Sports club Villa does not have CEO. So they failed on the governance structure,” Nalule said.
Recently, SC Villa confirmed that they had parted ways with their former CEO, Shawn Mubiru, and replaced him with Brenda Nambalirwa. However, FUFA suspended Nambalirwa accusing her of taking football matters to court.
Nambalirwa ran to court to challenge the SC Villa presidential election. In the same development, Busoga United missed out on the first draft but bounced back on the fixtures after fulfilling the requirements
The League Chief Executive officer, Bernard Bainamani believes that the secretariat has faced several challenges with club licensing, which slowed their work. Bainamani says that to license a club, the Premier league secretariat evaluates several issues that put the club at the international standards.
These include among others a good home ground with well-structured dressing rooms and favourable pitch, the financial power of the club and stable leadership.