Diana Nyago. Busoga United FC media
More turmoil for Busoga United FC’s club chairperson Madam Hope Diana Nyago after a Whistle blower has petitioned the Inspector General of Government (IGG) to probe into her dealings with Jinja SS and the club.
As first reported by Mulengera News, the unnamed individual claims that “Nyago has abused her office through conspiracy and embezzlement of public funds.”
Nyago has been the headmistress of Jinja SS and earlier this year, she revealed her interest to join politics and confirmed that she will represent the People of Njeru Municipality.
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The Busoga Kingdom, through their prime minister, recently withdrew their name rights from the Busoga United FC and added that the Kyabazinga will no longer be the club Patron.
The above, stemmed from the fact that Nyago allegedly allotted 2% shares each to the Katikkiro and Kyabazinga without their consultation.
The IGG has been asked to check out the signatures Nyago attached on the documents used to register Busoga United FC with FUFA.
The whistle blower has said that the club has since inception used school resources, which has put a big burden to the ”poor” parents and the IGG has been asked to make thorough investigation.
“We request you to require the board to explain the origin of the students’ contribution to the club in writing which imposes financial burden to the poor parents and also explain to you whether they participated,” reads an excerpt from the petition, as published by Mulengera.
Nyago has been one of the club chairpersons of the ‘boycotting clubs’ that shunned the first consultative meeting after meeting privately and requested to meet the Minister of Sports and Education Madam Janat Museveni over poor treatment from FUFA.
Nyago’s Contribution Unrivalled
Nyago, without doubt, has transformed Jinja SS, a school that had lost it’s glory as a giant in the west in Uganda at large.
In 2008, Nyago was made the headmistress of Jinja SS and in many interviews, she has said that the school was a “no-go zone” as the students were undisciplined.
The introduction of Sports at Jinja SS partly led to the transformation as the co curricular activities occupied some of the unruly students who initially spearhead the strikes.
The school is a force in National Secondary cricket and also participates in other disciplines like Volleyball, Netball, Athletics and Rugby among others.
But its football – they recently won the Copa Coca-cola nationals in 2017 – where they stand out.
Earlier, Nyago had created a football club, affiliated to the school in 2012 to help those students who have completed secondary level continue with their talent.
Called Kirinya Jinja SS then, the football club earned promotion into the Uganda Premier League in 2016.
Since then, the club has been a driving force – employing many and uniting the people in the region. Last season, they finished fourth on the league table, below Vipers, KCCA and SC Villa on a 16-team log.
Did You Know?
Nyago was born in Nyakagyeme (Rukungiri) in 1962 by Samuel and Jovan Kakire (RIP). She attended Nyakinyego, Nyamifura, Bweranyangi Girls, Kings College Buddo and Makerere University.