From unpaid salaries to who is the club’s right owner? From unlicenced players, now to interim head coach resignation. Can it get any more worse for Tooro United?
Eric Ndifuna has resigned from his role as the Tooro United interim coach just after 70 days since his appointment.
Ndifuna was the deputy coach at the club before the departure of his boss Wasswa Bbosa who parted ways at the end of October due to uncleared arrears.
According to PML Daily, current development from the club indicates that Eric Ndifuna too, has given up due to poor management and unfavorable working conditions at the club
“I have given up on the club because everything that we are being told is a lie. ” Said Ndifuna.
“I have met the management on several occasions but nothing is being executed.”
“The management promised to pay the players by 3rd January 2020 but they did not so we could not play the game against Onduparaka because the players refused to play”
“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.”
Ndifuna’s last game was on last Tuesday against Onduparaka which was called off after Tooro’s failure to present at least 7 licensed player which are atleast required to start the game. This came as a result of over 10 Tooro players who refused to travel with the team without their salaries being paid.
However, the above issue was referred to UPL Competition committee where all odds are against Tooro to lose the game by with the cost of 6 points from the only 14 they had so far collected. And this will drag them to the bottom of the table from the 13th position where they are currently.
All these happening, not forgetting that FUFA had given Tooro United Management a period of 2 days from last Tuesday to clarify on the matter concerning with players unpaid salaries and about rightful ownership of the club at the moment. This came as a result of Tooro United players petitioning to FUFA last Monday on above issue.
In three games Ndifuna has coached Tooro, he managed to win one, lost one and drew one.
Ndifuna’s game in charge.
Tooro 1-0 Mbarara
SC Villa 4-1 Tooro
Tooro 1- 1 Proline.
Tooro united are visiting Kyetume in their next game.