Busoga Kingdom has withdrawn their name from Busoga United FC as the club and Kingdom fall out.
The decision to withdraw the name has been confirmed by Busoga Kingdom’s Prime Minister (Katuukiro) Dr Joseph Muvawala due to misunderstandings on matters of club ownership.
This has been revealed in a letter seen by this website, dated June 18 2020 that also states that the Kyabazinga (read King) will no longer be the Club Patron.
Reiterating on the club ownership, the letter reads in part:
“We agreed that Busoga Kingdom, upon request of Ms Nyago permitted her to use the name Busoga United FC to register a football club in interest of Busoga community. Automatically, the Kyabazinga of Busoga became the patron of this club which position he maintained to date.
“We have noted with concern that the said Nyago, allocated herself 51% shares of the club and also purportedly allocated Busoga Kingdom and Dr Joseph Muvawala 2% shares each without their consent and knowledge. The signatures on the the share allotment do not belong to the representatives of Busoga Kingdom or Dr Joseph Muvawala and the same needs to be investigated. We have never authorised the said Nyago to allot shares in the same club as has been revealed.”
The letter adds that Kyabazinga being the Fountain of honour for Busoga Kingdom cannot be associated with “scrupulous dealings” that are meant to damage his reputation and the reputation of Busoga Kingdom as a whole.
“In light of the above, Busoga Kingdom is withdrawing the Kyabazinga as patron for this club and the name Busoga United FC and request that the same should not be used by MS Nyago until proper procedures of registration are followed.”
Formerly called Kirinya Jinja SSS FC, the club’s request to change name to Busoga United FC was approved by FUFA on May 25th 2019 in a 20th FUFA Executive meeting.
Slider showing the owners (by shares) of Busoga United FC
The club was fourth with 42 points when the 2019/20 league season was ended due to Covid19 pandemic, there best finish in top flight. They had won four games in a row!
History of the Club:
In a bid to help former students of Jinja SSS to continue developing their football talents, Madam Nyago bought a club in 2012 from the Mechanics of Kirinya Road in Jinja.
She officially formed this team together with Ngobi Frederick Gume, Kawooma Yahaya and Mugabi Samuel.
Before buying this club, It had been relegated from FUFA Big league to Eastern regional league.
The bought club, called Kirinya FC, was then registered as Kirinya Jinja SS United in the regional league.
Then under coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere, the team reached regional finals where they beat Amazone FC in Mayuge, in a game that never ended on pitch, with FUFA awarding boardroom points to Kirinya to storm the Big league.
The following season, the club in Big league, changed its name from Kirinya Jinja SSS United to Kirinya Jinja SSS FC.
They named the late Mathew Lukya from Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) who was assisted by coach Kikomeko Bogere after taking them from Eastern Regional League to FUFA Big league.
The club made two failed attempts to reach the top flight – They lost to KJT Rwenshama and JMC in playoffs finals.
In 2015/2016 season, the side finally earned promotion after beating Wandegeya FC 3-2 in Kanyanya thanks to Alan Drajua’s late strike as the side topped the group at the expense of Proline FC.