Good news for SC Villa as 2021/22 SUPL license finally granted

16 league title holders Sc Villa have been granted a license to compete in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League season 2021/22.

SC Villa was at first avoided from the Startimes Uganda Premier League fixtures (SUPL) and was denied a license as the club was drowned by endless administrative fights, which even resulted in the cancellation of a planned club presidential election.

The situation appeared to be hopeless when members of the Villa Members Trust agreed to place the club under temporary leadership once more, in violation of the football association’s demand that the club holds an election or face harsher punishment.

Following an Extraordinary Club Congress with members of the club’s congress, trustees, and representatives from FUFA, including president Moses Magogo, the stalemate appears to have reached a happy conclusion.

FUFA has resolved to issue the club a provisional license and has directed its competitions department to include the club on the 2021/22 SUPL fixtures, among the conclusions adopted during the meeting.

FUFA issued a statement saying, “FUFA has today granted Sports Club Villa a conditional and provisional club license subject to the terms in the Club Congress resolutions provided to FUFA.”

“With immediate effect, FUFA has authorized its different entities responsible for the organization of the FUFA Competitions to include Sports Club Villa in the FUFA Competitions fixtures, including the fixtures of the 2021/22 Uganda Premier League,” the statement continued.

SC Villa also stated at the congress that it intends to hold elections for the club president and executive board by November 13.

“SC Villa will hold elections for the Club President and the full Executive Board by Saturday, November 13, 2021, in accordance with the FUFA approved Club Statutes,” the statement read. SC Villa has missed both of their season’s first two games, against BUL Bidco FC and Arua Hill.

The Jogoo are set to begin their season with a crucial match against Vipers SC at Kitende‘s St. Mary’s Stadium.

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