Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) side The Saints FC has been named UPDF FC.
This was confirmed by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in a communication signed by the CEO, Edgar Watson.
The permission for change of name was granted following a request by the club attached to the army institution, a year after they acquired it following the relegation of Simba SC.
Below is the FULL letter addressed to the club CEO by Watson.
Following your club’s official request and related letters on the matter submitted seeking to change the current club name “The Saints FC” to UPDF FC;
The 14th FUFA Executive Committee meeting after verification of grounds for the request and related regulations, has granted your club permission to change the name to “UPDF FC”
You are therefore requested to link up with the FUFA Secretariat to submit documents that will enable your club to register for Competitions and update its FUFA Membership under the new name
The team which hosts their home games at Bombo Barracks is coached by Uganda Cranes assistant tactician Moses Basena.