FUFA Lifts Ban on Gulu District

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After three years in limbo, a ban on the participation of Gulu District Football Association in national tournaments has been lifted. The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) announced the lifting of the ban yesterday, allowing Gulu to participate in this year's national super league. Gulu hasn't participated in the super league since 2004 when the only district team in the tournament, Gulu Black Rangers FC, was relegated. In 2005 it failed to participate in the super league, prompting the ban from FUFA. Philips Lutara, chairperson of the Gulu District Football Association, says the ban was lifted following a plea and several meetings with FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa. Lutara says a letter from FUFA gives the district until May 5th to select four teams to represent Gulu in the super mini-league to be held in Apac next month. 10 teams from the sub-counties of Koro and Awach have registered to participate in the mini-league. They will select the best four teams in a quick tournament that starts this Wednesday at Pece Stadium in Gulu town and the UPDF 4th Division sports grounds. Lutara says he is optimistic that Gulu district will this year send at least one team to participate in this year's super league.


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