Uganda Premier League side SC Villa are skating on thin ice according to latest developments.
Villa founding members wrote to FUFA opposing the forthcoming Presidential Elections.
In a letter dated October 1, FUFA has maintained their stance, directing the club to conduct elections by October 23 2021.
FUFA says, that failure to do so, the club may be denied a chance to take part in the 2021/22 UPL season.
“In accordance with article 11 of the Sports Club Villa Statutes, the club has an obligation to comply with Statutes, Regulations, Directives and Decision of FUFA, CAF and FIFA,” reads a letter from FUFA.
“In total consideration of all the above, FUFA hereby directs that the Club conducts elections for the Executive Board by the 23rd October 2021.
“In accordance with article 27 of the Sports Club Villa Statutes and article 1 par 2, the FUFA Electoral Code shall be evoked and consequently the FUFA Electoral Committee shall organise the elections of the Executive Board of the Club.
“Furthermore, this matter has been forwarded to the FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee for consideration of the withdrawal of the FUFA Club License which may ultimately lead to the club not participating in the 2021/22 Star Times Uganda Premier League Season.”
It has been back and forth between Villa and FUFA since the Presidential Elections on August 28 were stopped by Court Injunction.
Brenda Nambalirwa Kawuma who filed the Petition to Court, has been appointed to replace Shawn Mubiru as the Club CEO, per The-SportsNation sources.
The club’s founding members are asking the Federation to give the Villa Interim Committee more three months before hosting elections.
SC Villa says that the committee needs time to “prepare the team for the season, attend to all the club licensing requirements, prepare for and update the congress on the developments in order to map a way forward.”