FUFA Big League side Bukedea Town Council FC received approval from the Federation to change their name to Blacks Power FC.
The name change received greenlight from FUFA after the FUFA Executive Committee that convened on September 15, 2020.
Located in Bukedea District in Eastern Uganda, the club says that they have not been receiving any support from the region’s Town Council as many people earlier thought.
“The club’s name was changed mainly because the Town Council has not been able to give us support,” Bukedea Town Council FC Acting CEO Samuel Opio told The-SportsNation.
“So we saw it unnecessary to have to the name Town Council when we are not getting support.”
“This has been giving players or coaches a perspective that we have money. We have faced this challenge when we are signing players or coaches. They come asking for a lot of money yet in actual sense, the club has no money they think.”
Bukedea has three shareholders – Bernard Ogwel (60%), Mugena Agnes (35%) and Cornecius Okiror (5%).
The new name, Blacks Power FC, has been received with negative reviews from the fans.
Opio explains: “Before we sent a request to FUFA for approval, we already had that in mind that there is going to be a negative thought.
“By the end of the season, the name would have been adopted by the community and we will achieve that through good performance as well.”
Last season, playing in Elgon group, Bukedea missed out on a playoff spot when the league was ended due to Covid19 pandemic. The side finished fourth with 14 points, two points below Kataka FC.