With Tooro United demoted from the FUFA Big League to the Regional League for failure to meet the club licensing requirements, the new season commenced on Thursday with only 15 teams.
However, the latest development indicates that Kyetume FC, who were demoted from the Uganda Premier League to the regional league for the same reason have filled Tooro United’s void in the Big League.
“FUFA grants Kyetume FC a chance to play in the 2022/23 FUFA Big League,” a post on FUFA’s Twitter page read before adding.
“The decision taken earlier by Club Licensing Committee had dropped them to the Regional League,” it added.
The Slaughters had gained promotion from the Big League to the UPL at the end of the 2021/22 season.
But, failure to fulfil the club licensing requirements saw them get demoted to two divisions below.
Following a new decision, the Nakisunga-based outfit will be able to fight for promotion to the UPL again.
Meanwhile, Tooro was initially relegated from the UPL to the Big League but will now feature in the Regional League.
“Tooro United FC will play in the Regional League after failing to meet the Club Licensing regulations,” the post further indicated.
The 2022/23 Big League campaign kick-started successfully with six victories and one draw.
Big League Matchday One Results
Police 1-0 Lugazi
Mbarara City 3-1 Booma
Ndejje 0-0 Jinja North United
Kitara 4-0 Northern Gateway
Luwero United 3-1 Kaaro Karungi
Soroti 2-1 Adjumani
Calvary 1-2 NEC