Busoga United, Arua Hill Face UPL Expulsion

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Busoga United and Arua Hill are set to play in FUFA Big League next season after failing club licensing requirements.

FUFA said that the two sides failed to meet the minimum mandatory requirements as per the club licensing regulations.

This means that the 2023/24 Uganda Premier League season might have 14 teams who have passed the licensing procedure.

It’s strong to note that FUFA kicked Kyetume out of last season’s top flight after the club failed to register minimum number of players by deadline.

FUFA, in a statement, has said that the two clubs have a right to appeal within 7 days.

But as of now, both Busoga United and Arua Hill will not be included in the UPL fixture for 2023/24 season, but will be considered for Big League.

Initially, only KCCA had passed the licensing procedure by the set deadline of July 17 and the other 15 clubs, including Defending Champions Vipers SC, had failed to submit the minimum requirements.

The Federation went on to fine the Clubs Sh2m each, and consequently extended a grace period of up to Monday, July 24 for Clubs to submit the requirements and complete the exercise.

The 2023/24 Uganda Premier League is tentatively set to kick off on September 5th

Busoga United is lacking in three areas -Failed to provide Proof of the Club Head Office, a certified Assistant Coach of CAF B and also Audited financial statements for the previous season. .

For Arua Hill, the club failed to provide proof on Governance and ownership of the club, no Audited Financial Statements from previous season and no no proof from the bank that the Club CEO is signatory to the club bank account.



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