Late Release of FUFA Big League Fixtures Irks Newly Promoted Clubs

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The FUFA media officer, Ahmed Hussein attributed the delay to logistical challenges, saying they had sort out several things like inspecting the football grounds to ensure they meet the set standards.

The late release of fixtures for the FUFA Big league has irked the newly promoted clubs.


The Federation of Uganda Football Associations-FUFA released the Big League fixtures on Thursday afternoon at its Mengo based offices.

 
The fixtures were supposed to be released the same day with that of the top tier league the star times Uganda Premier League. 


The late release of the fixture means Big League clubs have a week to finalize preparation for the season.
 
 
Badru Toko, the Media Officer of the Arua based Doves All-Stars football Club, says the delay has frustrated club transfers and recruitment of new players. 


Collins Stephen Okot, the head coach of the Lira based Amuka Bright Stars, says the late release of the fixtures affected their training and technical planning.
 
 
 //Cue in…We need the fixtures …
Cue out…for our season//
 

The FUFA media officer, Ahmed Hussein attributed the delay to logistical challenges, saying they had sort out several things like inspecting the football grounds to ensure they meet the set standards. 


The pitch was expected to have a perimeter fence and smooth pitch. He also said they wanted to sort out club ownership related issues. 



According to the Big League fixture, the 2018/19 season will begin on November 1st, 2018 with ten matches on the Card. Amuka Bright Stars will host Wakiso Giants at Lira police play grounds while Doves All-Stars FC of Arua with host Kataka FC at the Green Light Stadium.