Sc Villa faces dilemma as key players suspended and unlicensed

Sc Villa faces dilemma as key players suspended and unlicensed

By Emmanuel Sekago

In a surprising turn of events, one of Uganda’s top football clubs, SC Villa, finds itself in a challenging situation as several key players have been suspended, and it has come to light that some members of the squad are not licensed to play in the country.

Charles Batiibwe does not possess the required licenses

The club, which has a rich history and a massive fan base, is currently grappling with the suspension of several influential players due to disciplinary issues.

The reasons behind the suspensions a one Kakande Patrick is not eligible to play due to accumulation of cards, but sources within the club suggest Mutebi Hakim’s contract is expired,  Umaru Lutalo is injured and is not in the camp currently, Delton Oyo was released from Sc Villa.

Mutebi Hakim is out of contract

It should be noted that Sc Villa was to face off with Startimes super league defending champions Vipers sc  at the Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku this Saturday, but  communication from the league record holders  Sc Villa  put in a request to have the game pushed as seven of their players received a summon in the provisional squad for the forthcoming  Africa Games slated for Accra, Ghana in March.

But according to wallnetnews sources,  it has been revealed that a player Charles Batibwe   does not possess the required licenses to participate in Ugandan football competitions.

This oversight has raised eyebrows among football authorities and fans alike, leading to questions about the club’s management and compliance with league regulations as per now It’s only two players that’s Kyeyune Abbas and Kibande who are the only Sc Villa  traveling with the U20.

Umaru Lutalo is not in camp, Photo Credit Danito

Uganda Premier League secretariat before  pushing  further the game between record holders SC Villa and defending champions Vipers SC needs to initiate an investigation into the matter to ascertain the Sc Villa request.

SC Villa officials have yet to make an official statement regarding the ongoing predicament. However, it is reported that the club is working closely with FUFA to resolve the licensing issues. However, some Fans of SC Villa have expressed their disappointment and concern on social media platforms, with many urging the club’s management to address the issues swiftly and transparently.

The suspension of key players and others  coupled with the licensing problems have cast a shadow over the team’s upcoming fixtures, raising doubts about its performance and competitiveness in the ongoing season.

Meanwhile, as the investigation unfolds, football enthusiasts across the country await further developments, from the Uganda Premier League secretariat if the match will  go on as per the fixture on Saturday or will be called off.

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