Uganda Premier League side Onduparaka FC have pledged to meet the season’s financial obligations ahead of 2020/21 kickoff.
The club, grappled in financial constraints last season, have vowed to do better as they target to get more sponsors and merchandise sales.
Sports Resumption has been given greenlight but with strict restrictions that include testing players every after two weeks.
President Museveni said that teams must quarantine their players in case of a championship.
“We shall do every thing in our capacity to ensure we meet these costs,” Onduparaka have said in a statement on the club website.
“We hope to have new partners and sponsors on board by the Grace of God and also intend to increase our merchandise sales inorder to meet some financial obligations as the league resumes.”
The Uganda Premier League is set to kickoff in October but without fans as part of the government directives to ensure safety.
“It’s absurd that COVID has placed us in such a position and as a club we can’t do contrary to the rules.
“However as a club we hope to make maximum use of our media department to ensure that fans are able to get updates about the games and developments from the club.”
Onduparaka has said that they are hoping to start that season preparations soon.
“Right now the club is undergoing the licencing of players, development of the stadium and setting up camp for the players and hopefully next week we hope to start preseason trainings.”
Onduparaka has signed about 15 players and are expected to unveil Moses Okot and Ronald Odokonyero.
“Many players have left the club and we intend to not only build a new team but a competitive one; The purpose of the numerous signings is to ensure we have a well balanced squad in the new season and also breed a new crop of caterpillars that will compete based on team brilliance.”
On departure of Players, they have stated: “Onduparaka does not hold a player’s personal development and as a club we would love to always keep our players. However players have different demands and we cannot stand in the way of a player who feels his development would be better else where. We wish them all the best as a family and we continue to support them whenever we can.”