SC Villa excluded

Record Uganda Premier League champions SC Villa have been left out of the final Uganda Premier League fixtures due to failure to meet mandatory leadership requirements.

This was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon after the Secretariat released the final first round fixtures for the 2021/22 season.

“SC Villa does not have leadership. Governance is one of the requirements for club licensing. The club does not have a CEO and communication between the UPL and Club are made through the CEO,” explained League manager Paul Kabaikaramu.

The league will kick-off this Friday on October 15, 2021.

In a draft fixture, SC Villa was one of the five clubs that were yet to confirm a home ground for the upcoming season alongside UPDF, URA, Gaddafi and Tooro United but the latter four have since all confirmed their grounds.

However, due to their failure to find home grounds, coupled with lack of proper management at the club, SC Villa has been excluded from the final fixtures.

Villa’s trustees confirmed sacking CEO Shawn Mubiru and replacing him with Brenda Nambalirwa, the same person who petitioned court to stop the club elections. But in a dramatic turn of events, FUFA suspended the new CEO for “taking football matters to courts of law.”

SC Villa excluded

The jogoos were set to open their campaign with a home game against BUL FC but won’t be possible unless the club fulfills the minimum licensing requirements set by FUFA, the football governing body.

Busoga United who were omitted from draft fixtures have been included in the final fixtures and will play Gadaffi on matchday one in the Jinja derby.

Matchday one fixtures
  • Express Vs Arua Hill SC
  • Mbarara City FC Vs Soltilo Bright Stars
  • Onduparaka Vs UPDF
  • Police FC Vs Vipers
  • Wakiso Giants Vs KCCA FC
  • Gadaffi Vs Busoga United
  • URA Vs Tororo United