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MYDA FC Top Brass To Meet Over Club Future

Top players including Mpata Rashid, Amos Kirya and Ibra Nsimbe are rumoured to be on their way out

The shareholders of MYDA FC will meet on Friday at club offices in Malaba to discuss mainly the future of the team, The-SportsNation has learnt.

MYDA FC were relegated from the Uganda Premier League in their first season in top flight after ending the campaign second from the bottom with 14 points.

Matovu Andrew, Musazi Baker, Nabweteme Shakira, Atet Denis and Ayet Paul are some of the club’s shareholders who will be in the meeting.

The bosses will devise plans on how the club will prepare for next season both in administration and technical departments.

Revision of club structures, club financial muscles and new recruits are all on the menu as the club seek to return bigger and stronger.

The club who sacked Coach Abdu Musafiri, will appoint a new coach who will work with Erisa Madanda.

MYDA FC is expected to lose some of their top players including Mpata Rashid, Amos Kirya and Ibra Nsimbe to Uganda Premier League teams.

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Who To Blame For MYDA FC’s Poor Show In UPL

In 2007, a body named Malaba Youth Development Association, was founded at Malaba as a clearing agency for vehicles and other goods across the border.

The following year, members of the clearing agents spearheaded by John Rubamburamazi, Yego Habibu and a couple of others decided to form a football team which was later named MYDA FC.

MYDA FC earned top flight promotion on May 20th 2020 after the Federation of Uganda Football Association decided to end the football season due to the Covid19 pandemic.

There was a lot of anticipation from the people of Malaba who were eager and thirsty for top flight football.

However, their excitement was cut short when FUFA confirmed that the club will host league games at King George Stadium in Tororo which is miles away from Malaba.

Moving from Malaba to Tororo on matchday was not a big burden to only fans but to the club’s front office as well in terms of finances.

And it became worse when FUFA revealed a list of owners for all UPL clubs.

Most fans who were financing the club right from the regional league lost morale and attachment.

In addition, tribal conflicts between Japadhola and Itesots created divisions at the club after the move from Malaba to Tororo.

The emergency of Covid19 which hampered business at Malaba border constricted the club’s financial power as well.

In the end, players and coaching staff went months without pay and trainings were skipped on most occasions.

In the end the team recorded poor results throughout; conceding seven against Vipers, six against Police and BUL FC and five against KCCA.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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