Borobroro FC Drops Relegation Case Against FUFA

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Boroboro Football Club has dropped a court case against FUFA challenging its relegation from the super league. The Lira based club has now accepted to play in the big league ending months of disputes between the club and the local Football governing body-FUFA. Lawrence Okucu, an official of Boroboro Tigers says that they decided to withdraw their court case against FUFA following the mediation of Steven Bakabulindi, the state minister of Education and sports. In 2009, Boroboro FC Tigers were relegated from the super league after exhibiting a poor performance. However, the club accused FUFA of unfair relegation from the Super league and petitioned court to overturn the decision. Last month, President Yoweri Museveni asked Bakabulindi to intervene in the dispute between Boroboro FC and FUFA. Okucu says that after holding a series with the minister they have decided to withdraw the court case. He explains that the club is now registering players and preparing the home ground before entering into action. Moses Magogo, the secretary of Uganda Super League Limited says that they are yet to receive a written commitment from Boroboro FC indicating sowing that they have withdrawn the court case. He says that the club has to drop the court case as a precondition for it to be admitted into the competition. Martin Opio, one of the fans fears that with the club out of the Super league, there would not be opportunities to enjoy watching national football competitions anymore. The big league is a tournament that is used to promote teams to the super league. It has teams including Ndejje University, Jogoo Young, Bishop Nankyama, Water FC, Sharing Youth, and Arua Central. This is the first time Boroboro FC has been relegated from the super league since it joined in 2005.