Some disgruntled fans of FUFA Big League side Onduparaka FC are demanding for the resignation of newly appointed club president Tonny Afeti.
The former Arua Hill CEO just joined Onduparaka towards the 2023/24 season after their relegation from the Uganda Premier League (UPL), and some fans now already feel that their team ‘is losing sense of direction’ under his leadership.
“Apparently, Ondu has no sense of direction.” “We don’t want Tonny,” a section of Ondu fans peacefully protested during the the goalless draw between Onduparaka and FUFA Big League table leaders Police at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua.
More fans held placards displaying different messages of dissatisfaction, and also demanded for immediate answers to their questions regarding governance of their club;
“The great question of the day shall not be answered through long speeches and resolutions but through blood and iron.”
“Ondu emergency meeting after the game. Tonny out! Leave Ondu.”
“If There’s no money, AbaBet has no Vitality.”
“Fans Loyalty At Stake. Ondu Deserves Truth and Honesty.”
“Ondu must be today or never club. President out!”
Onduparaka hasn’t had a very bad start as such, but it’s the high expectations that are highly disappointing the Onduparaka fans who expect nothing else but UPL football as soon as possible.
However, the Caterpillars are moving at a very slow pace, if immediate qualification back to the UPL is still their main target. Onduparaka has registered just just five wins from 14 games, also going on to draw twice and lose upto seven times!
The UPL football target is still achievable as there’s the whole second round to play for – a total of 14 more matches to turn things around, but it’s not certain whether Onduparaka will perform better in the second round than they did in the first.
Onduparaka finished the first round in a distant nineth position with 17 points, same as Kaaro Karungi in tenth position.
The Caterpillars are only one point above the red zone, and a whooping 14 points off the top, and ten points beneath the last qualification spot.
After 14 games, marking the end of the first round, Police is leading the table with 31 points, while Lugazi is second with 29 points.
Lugazi missed a chance to go top when they drew 0-0 away to Young Elephants in Nwoya while the Cops dropped two points on the road as they were held to a goalless draw by Onduparaka at the Greenlight stadium in Arua.