Kyetume FC’s appeal against FUFA decision to relegate the newcomers from Uganda Premier League has been denied!
It’s turmoil for the Slaughters who have been advised to now start preparations for Regional League after failing to pass FUFA Club Licensing.
Initially, Kyetume had not registered a single player on the FUFA Connect System, and the required minimum must be 18 players.
Kyetume were given until Friday August 12 2022 to make amends but failed, and by August 18 deadline, they had just three players registered with FUFA then saying that their readiness for the new season is ‘not satisfactory.’
The Club went on to appeal the decision, which has been rejected on Monday.
“FUFA appreciates your effort to fulfill Club Licensing requirements to participate in the first division 2022/23. Your request has been considered by FUFA Club Licensing Committee,” reads a letter from the Federation, signed by FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kizza.
“The Committee noted that your club had no players on the dashboard in the FUFA Connect System as no player was uploaded onto the system by deadline (August 10 2022) as a minimum Club Licensing requirement.
“The decision of the club licensing Committee is therefore upheld.
“FUFA wishes to advise that Kyetume FC undertakes to fulfill requirements for the third division Buganda Region season 2022/23
“It is our sincere hope that the club will understand the sporting intentions of this decisions.”
The Uganda Premier League will kick off on September 30, and the fixture is expected to be released next week.
And it’s expected that if nothing changes, the league might be played with 15 teams, awaiting official communication.