- October 24, 2021
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Uganda Premier League record champions SC Villa lastly awarded a provisional license
The Uganda Premier League record champions SC Villa’s hopes for top tier football have gained a boost following a meeting with the club trustees and the club congress.
The Jogoos were not included on the 2021-22 season fixture with reasons that included lack of a club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and well-defined club leadership.
Currently, the Startimes Uganda Premier League has been played to a maximum of two games for some clubs but the Jogoos have not had a chance to feature in any fixture.
SC Villa had earlier organized club presidential elections whose progress went as far as a second day for placing the ballots by the fans.
Unfortunately, the elections hit a dead end following a court order to direct the immediate ceasing of the activity.
The club trustees later promised to organize better and asked to be granted more time to get things set for a smoother election process but The Football body (FUFA) seemed not willing to wait for as long as the trustees had requested.
The football federation required that the club trustees organize elections a bit earlier.
Yesterday’s meeting between the SC Villa congress and the trustees yielded fruits and the product of the session saw the club request FUFA to restore them back to the Startimes Uganda Premier League and both sides agreed to make this happen on a condition.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) yesterday granted Sports Club Villa a provisional club license directing its various bodies concerned with the organization of the FUFA Competitions to include Sports Club Villa in the FUFA Competitions fixtures including the 2021/22 Uganda Premier League fixtures.
Among the resolutions reached during the meeting, FUFA has decided to grant the club a provisional license and has directed its competitions department to include the club on the 2021/22 SUPL fixtures.
“FUFA has now granted Sports Club Villa a conditional and provisional club license subject to the terms in the Club Congress resolutions presented to FUFA,” read a statement from FUFA.
“FUFA has directed its various bodies concerned with the organization of the FUFA Competitions to include Sports Club Villa in the FUFA Competitions fixtures inclusive of the fixtures of the 2021/22 Uganda Premier League with immediate effect,” the statement added.
The provisional license is on condition that the club shall conduct elections of the Club President and the entire Executive Board by Saturday 13th November 2021.
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