Fufa okays Villa’s inclusion in league fixtures

In a statement released on Saturday evening, the federation however threatened to "withdraw immediately the provisional license in the event that the club fails to fulfill the resolutions against which the license has been issued."

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SC Villa coaches and players have been preparing for the season despite being uncertain about when they could begin the campaign. COURTESY PHOTO.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations has issued Sports Club Villa with a conditional and provisional club license “subject to the terms in the Club Congress resolutions presented to FUFA.”

In a statement released on Saturday evening, the federation however threatened to “withdraw immediately the provisional license in the event that the club fails to fulfill the resolutions against which the license has been issued.”

And consequently, the 16 time record league winners have been officially allowed to take part in the 2021/22 season.

“FUFA has directed its various Bodies concerned with the organisation 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 football governing body said in a statement.

The club authorities have been under immense pressure for the past week or so after the league managers released the ‘final’ fixtures minus the Jogoos.

Thus, on October 23(today) a club Extra Ordinary Congress was held at Serena Hotel Kigo.

According to Fufa, the Congress resolved that among other things, the club shall undertake the election of the Club President and the entire Executive Board by Saturday 13th November 2021 in accordance with the Club Statutes that were approved by the mother body.

In addition to the provisions of Sports Club Villa Statutes, the eligibility criteria for the Candidates of the Position of Club President of Sports Club Villa shall include vetting and approval by the Board of the Registered Trustees of the Villa Members Trust.

Fufa said that the club requested for the consideration of the Congress resolutions and therefore be allowed to compete in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

After the FA granting Villa the temporary permission, the fans will now be hoping that the UPL act as swiftly as possible so that they can watch their team on match day three.

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