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Fufa clears air over the ownership of Tooro United

The Federation of the Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has written to the chairperson of Tooro United Football over the true owner of the club.

On January 6th, 2020, Tooro United players petitioned the FA over the true owner of the football club; whether it was Smart Obedi, Spelito Ssesanga, Godfrey Galabuzi or Alice Namatovu.

The players were also disgruntled over unpaid arrears of close to three months on top of sign-on fees that are yet to be cleared and the club’s failure to provide the players with regular training something that affected their performance.

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This forced the biggest number of them to shun their StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter against Onduparaka FC at Fort Portal.

The game was also abandoned as Tooro United could only raise three licensed players while their guests could only manage seven.

However on January 7th, 2020 FUFA through the office of the CEO, Edgar Watson responded to the letter;

“According to FUFA official records, Tooro United FC is owned by Mr Smart Obediah and Mr Ssesanga Spelito with a 51% and 49% respectively,” read part of the letter.

“Worth noting also is that change of ownership of any club registered by FUFA is guided under the FUFA Club Ownership and registration Rules,” the statement added.

In the same document, Tooro United was requested to forward an official statement to FUFA Secretariat within 48 hours for clarity about the status of their players who notified FUFA about their concerns.

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