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07 February 2024 | Football

West Nile-based Arua Hill will not be part of Uganda Premier League’s second round. This is because the club has been demoted to the FUFA Big League.

The decision made by FUFA was made public on Tuesday, February 6 citing they had failed to accumulate the requirements needed for top-tier football.

This puts an end to the wait for the appeal as FUFA advised Arua Hill to use the remaining time of the season to prepare for the club licensing of Big League for the season 2024/25.

“FUFA appreciates your effort to fulfil Club Licensing Requirements to participate in the Uganda Premier League 2023/24. Your request has not been considered by the FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee,” the statement partly reads.

“The Committee has noted that Arua Sports Club has continuously violated its obligations under the FUFA Club Licensing Regulations. The decision of the FUFA Club Licensing Committee is therefore upheld,” the document further quotes.

“The club is therefore advised to prepare for Club Licensing in the Men’s second division league for the season 2024/25.”

Kongolo's situation has grown from bad to worse. The club faced several challenges as the first round came to an end in which they fielded eight players against Kitara.

Upon releasing the second-round fixture, they were requested to put their house in order. Among FUFA’s concerns was the playing and technical staff since the previous set-up had left.

The club found itself in a poor state financially after its former owner Joel Aita called it quits, the new club chairman Hassan Takoowa has come out to tell the club fans that they will do everything in their power to see that the club regains its lost glory.

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