The aftermath of the election cancellation at Uganda’s most successful football club has seen a return of Interim committee leadership that had earlier been introduced in 2018 following the resignation of the then club president Engineer Immanuel Ben Misagga.
Just like before, SC Villa will be spearheaded by club legend William Nkemba for at least three more months despite the fact that his activities in the top office since consolidating power is still questioned by the fans.
He will continue to work with Shawn Mubiru in the CEO position, Norbert Kazibwe will remain Secretary while Aaron Jjagwe will hold his grip on the Finance Director position. Jaffari Ndawula and Afrigo-band boss Moses Matovu will also maintain their roles as committee members.
This particular development was communicated by the Chairman Board of Trustees, Gerald Ssendawula through a statement that has taken mainstream media by storm following a meeting with Villa Trustees members.
The meeting accomodated a multiplicity of 16 people and the key points as highlighted by the chairman was employing registered fans for the activities at the club.
The registered fans were reminded of the trust-deeds which required them to act in the interest of the Villa Members Trust but also subject to the FIFA and CAF statutes and regulations.
These were the resolutions from the meeting held at 23:00 hours:
The interim committee is to engage the members of VMT with a re-assurance message that the process to determine club leadership is in their hands and is to be concluded immediately. Going for another two years will definitely provoke a sense of déjà vu from the fans.
Obtaining the notice of extraordinary congress in 14 days should be by 17:00 hours on Wednesday September. This has been seconded by 40 out of 57 members of the congress.
These same members further expressed the need for an urgent special congress to direct the club business and fulfill the conditions required by FUFA.
Engaging the board of trustees to re-assure them of support to congress will be paramount in ensuring that legal bottlenecks are harmonized but ultimately address the challenge of ignoring interest of members of VMT. The deadline is 7days for this particular one.
As the meeting was adjourned, the members, before proposing that another consultative be held on the 20th of this very month, asked the CEO to communicate with the federation regarding the 7th September deadline on club licensing that was put up against the club the previous week.
It is barely a fortnight ago that the highly anticipated elections were called off following a court order in respect to the petition of-a one Brenda Nambalirwa Kawuma against the Members of Trustees.
While there might still be some uncertainty regarding the future of the club especially when taking the polls, it remains unchallenged that the gesture helped pull a Senior Corporate Salesman Dennis Mbidde Ssebugwawo along with Busiro-East legislator and prominent lawyer, Medard Lubega Ssegona.