SC Villa Board of Trustees have refuted claims that they are just targeting the Sh10bn compensation from Uganda National Roads Authority.
Villa is obliged to getting Sh10bn from UNRA after the body displaced them from Villa park in Nsambya to make way for the construction of the flyover.
Villa Park, demolished in 2019, was home for SC Villa since 1976.
Reports have it that the compensation is due and further claims have it that its the reason why SC Villa Board of Trustees are hanging onto leadership to take in the cash.
While addressing the press on Saturday at City Tyres in Kamwokya, SC Villa trustees chairman Gerald Ssendawula, former minister of Finance, rubbished the claims.
“I have been ignorant about it,” Ssendawula said about the reported Sh10bn compensation.
“But if that money comes through, it must be used to get the necessary replacement for the facility.
“We have put in a lot of money and we have never demanded it as a compensation. Whoever habours that point that we are fighting for that money, must examine yourself.
“As Board of Trustees, we will not take any coin, we want that money to buy land and add we add more money to build a stadium.”
SC Villa Trustees Maintain Stance Amidst FUFA Ultimatum
The Federation of Uganda Football Association directed SC Villa to conduct
elections for the Executive Board by the 23rd October 2021.
This comes after Villa requested a three-month extension to have everything in place.
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.
Ssendawula said: “This is a football club, people invest in because its passion. We want new leadership which fans will respect and will help give the club right direction.”
FUFA said that failure to organise Elections, the club risks losing their License for the 2021/22 season.
“This game is ran voluntarily, we have to sit on a table with FUFA. No need to attack each other. This is a club we support and want,” Ssendawula added.
“When Villa and other clubs are performing well, national teams get good players.”
William Nkemba, acting chairman for the Interim Committee, re-echoed words from Ssendawula adding that they have to sit down with FUFA to forge a good way forward.
The Trustees also confirmed Brenda Kawuma Nambalirwa as the new club CEO replacing Shawn Mubiru “whose contract expired.”