As Busoga United nears a Community takeover, the current chairman, Hassan Takoowa Mugerwa has demanded that he gets compensated for the operational monies he has injected into the club ever since he took the helm earlier in 2021.
Whereas he acknowledges the switch to the said kind of ownership and governance, Takoowa also believes that it’s only fair enough he gets paid before the takeover gets completed.
In his claim, Diana Nyago’s successor at the club stresses spending on player and staff allowances, transport, feeding plus covering head coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere’s fines. All of which, Takowa believes, deserve a refund.
“Following an advisory letter to FUFA from the club founders, dated 14/12/2021 expressing, resolving and affirming that the club becomes a Community owned Club, I henceforth decided to affirmatively respond to calls of making the club a Community owned Club,” partly reads the December 29, 2021, dated letter.
“I have continued to fund the operations of the club like transport allowances, feeding, matchday operations, Coach Abbey’s fine clearance among others.”
“Maintaining a Club at whatever level is no mean task in terms of operational expenses. I would therefore as a minimum look forward to a considerable compensation from the Community to enable me to pay back the funds I have borrowed over time to run the club operations thus far,” the letter adds.
Takoowa has also asserted his readiness to step aside as soon as the game with Onduparaka FC is done on January 5.
“I will manage the ship and therefore cease all my contributions to the club immediately after the Onduparaka match on 5th January 2022.”
Busoga who lie 15th on the 16 team table have long endured unstable leadership. First, former director Diana Nyago, left it in the hands of Takowa late in December 2020 to focus on her political career.
After her unsuccessful shot at politics, she allegedly returned and demanded the club gets back to her hands from Takowa’s.
The latter, however, repressed the idea, citing that he had invested a lot of money and that pushing him away was not only unfair but also unlawful.
Of recent, reports have linked Nyago and FUFA president, Moses Magogo to an alleged forceful takeover, with aims of making it a Communally Owned Club.
In fact, other reports had also hinted at a plan of changing the Club to Bukedea United and relocating it to the Bukedea area. However, currently, it seems the Busoga Community takeover will be the next step for the Club.