Fourteen (14) out of 16 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) clubs have met minimum licensing requirements ahead of the 223/24 season.

According to the Club Licensing committee, the 14 (87.5%) have all been cleared for inclusion in the final fixtures of the 2023/24 top flight season.

Only two clubs including Busoga United and Arua Hill SC have failed to submit the minimum mandatory requirements as per the Club Licensing regulations.

“Busoga United FC and Arua Hill SC will not be included in the UPL Fixtures for 2023/24,” read a circular from licencing authorities this week.

“Both clubs will be considered for FUFA Big League next season.”

However, it’s not all gloom and doom for the two clubs as they can still reverse their fortunes.

“The two clubs have a right of appeal within seven days of receipt of this decision.”

Arua Hill status

The case against Arua Hill SC’s includes “failure to provide proof on Governance and ownership of the club.”

Others are “failure to provide a Club Fitness Coach with a certified fitness Certificate as well as not submitting Audited Financial Statements for the previous season.”

The club also “failed to provide proof from the bank that the Club CEO is signatory to the club bank account.”

Busoga United status

As for Busoga United, the club had by 31st July 2023, 1700hrs, only managed to submit a few requirements, according to the licensing panel.

The club failed to provide “proof of the Club Head Office, a certified Assistant Coach of CAF B and Audited financial statements for the previous season.”


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