SC Villa set to release nine players

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StarTimes Ugandan Premier League giants SC Villa are reportedly on the verge of sacking up to nine players.

In a bid to rebuild a fresh team for the 2020/2021 season, the Uganda Premier League record champions are understood to have laid down plans to release several players.

Among the players who are set to be released include Brian Nsubuga, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Albert Mugisa and Hood Kakooza.

Others are Ambrose Kirya, Samson Kirya, Ibrahim Kibumba, Ronald Magwali and Charles Lwanga who left the team for KCCA FC.

Edward Kaziba ready to sign new players

SC Villa head coach Edward Kaziba is said to have forwarded a list of players he would like the club to sign.

However, bureaucratic delays have not allowed the club to act on his request.

According to reports, SC Villa held a final meeting on July 28 at the club’s house in Kampala.

It was from this meeting where they arrived at the decision to release the players.

Emmanuel Kalyowa cries for Fufa’s help

Emmanuel Kalyowa has called on Fufa to act on the Jogoos’ failure to pay him for months.

“When I see Fufa coming up to help ex-internationals in financial aspects, I wonder why it can’t help active players who are not deliberately paid by their clubs,” Kalyowa posted on his Facebook page.

“But why Fufa for real?”

The former Soana midfielder claims he has not received payment for the last 10 months.

“Imagine serving a team with a debt of 10 months and going through this Covid-19 period with five kilograms of rice from Fufa only to hear a group of fellow players receive a salary of two months,” he lamented further.

“Just because some of us have expired contracts or we are not good enough for the club?”

“Does it mean we didn’t work for the club. We are always taken as bad always on issues concerning money in Uganda but this is too much to handle,” he further noted.

SC Villa finished third in the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League with 46 points.

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