Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Associations – FUFA has finally cleared Sports Club Villa to take part in the ongoing Star Times Uganda Premier League season.
“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,” read the Statement from FUFA.
The decision by the local soccer governing body comes after two matchdays have been already completed on the fixtures. FUFA recently revoked SC Villa’s license after the club failed to adhere to some requirements as per the club licensing that includes having a Chief Executive Officer.
Consequently, the local soccer governing body through Decolas Kizza, Deputy CEO in charge of football ordered that Premier league secretariat to remove Villa from the fixture and henceforth the Club has not been in action.
FUFA has now granted a provision license to SC Villa following the club’s Extra Ordinary Club Congress held on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at Serena Hotel- Kigo
During this meeting, the stake holders resolved that Sports Club Villa 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 FUFA.
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.
According to FUFA, Sports Club Villa henceforth requested FUFA that considering the above Club Congress resolutions, the Club should be issued with a provisional club license for the 2021/22 Uganda Premier League Season and consequently FUFA granted the club a provision license.
“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, ” stated the statement from FUFA.
The football governing body however made it clear that the license will be withdrawn if the club does not do what is required of them. “However, FUFA shall withdraw immediately the provisional license in the event that the club fails to fulfill the resolutions against which the license has been issued,” stated the communication.
Now SC Villa is expected to be included on the fixture of the league that continues on 26th October 2021.