From not being certain who the true owner of Tooro United is, to failing to raise a team to honour a league fixture, the latest at the Fort Portal based side is that interim coach Eric Ndifuna has thrown in the towel, according to PML Daily.
While speaking to the online publication, Ndifuna sited endless lies told by the management, empty promises among others as some of the reasons that have forced this decision on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.
“I have given up on the club because everything that we are being told is a lie. I have met the management on several occasions but nothing is being executed,” Ndifuna said.
“The management promised to pay the players by January 3rd, 2020 but they did not, so we could not play the game against Onduparaka because the players refused to play,” continued Ndifuna.”
“I have further learnt that the payments will not have been effected even at the time of our next game so chances are high that we will also not be able to play.”
“I met the management on Thursday morning and after listening to them, I have decided that my time at the club is over,” Ndfuna added.
Ndifuna’s resignation is a fresh twist after Tooro United players petitioned FUFA wanting to know the legit owner of the club between Smart Obedi, Spelito Ssessanga, Godfrey Galabuzi, and Alice Namatovu.
FUFA responded as per their records showing Obedi and Ssesanga as the owners of the club with 49% and 51% stake respectively.
Although it’s reported that Galabuzi bought the club and was fronting Namatovu while he operates from the background.
On Tuesday, January 7th, FUFA also gave an ultimatum of 48 hours to clarify on the matter of players not being paid and concerns about who it’s the real owner is.
On the same day, Tooro could only manage to assemble three players against Onduparaka (who had seven) in their first game of the second round of the season, and the game was subsequently called off.
It should be noted that up to 15 first-team players refused to travel for the above mentioned game as they had gone up to three months with unpaid wages.
As per the rules, they are now expected to lose the game by forfeiture, docked six points and six goals, a situation that would leave them staring down the barrel of relegation.
Currently, Tooro United sit 13th on the 16 team log with 14 points, if they are docked six points as expected, they will be bottom of the pile with 8 points, one behind Proline FC.
Their next fixture will be away to Kyetume FC next Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether they will honour it.