Masaka Local Council FC Threatens to Quit Uganda Super League

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Players of relegation threatened Masaka Local council football club and their managers plot to pull out of Uganda Super League because of pay. Ronald Lukungu, the team captain says 23players that make up Masaka local council are not able to play the remaining two games of the first leg of Super League, because they have not been paid for three months. Masaka Local council returned from the Christmas break to face former Super League champions Express FC on January 18th at Masaka Recreation ground and later host Uganda Revenue Authority a week later. But Lukungu says the players will not play for as long as it takes to have their money paid. Lukungu says in addition to the failure to receive their salary arrears, the players have not received their contractual funds. Lukungu explains that none of their managers including the Masaka district LC5 Chairman, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, their patron has come up to explain why they are not getting their money. Lukungu, who has been with Masaka LC since last season, says as a result of not getting their salaries, players are unable to buy food and medication. // Cue in: " If the money for contract..." Cue out: ".....end results."// Kamadda Ndyeffi, Masaka LC's leading striker currently tipped to cross over to Kampala City Council football club, says he missed celebrating Christmas with his family because he did not have any money. Ndyeffi says he want KCC to expedite his buying to save him from Masaka LC misery. Masaka LC football club have only managed 8points out of the possible 33points from the 11matches. James Magara, the club head coach attributes this dismal performance to financial constraints. He explains that his plays are not focused on the game and are not feeding well. // Cue in: "There is no motivation....." Cue out: "....supper."// Vincent Ssempijja, the Masaka LC5 chairman says there has been some confusion is payment of the team. He however says that he will get in touch with Masaka CAO, George Ntulume to ensure that the players are paid. Southern Region is at risk of losing the Only Super League representatives, if Masaka LC Football club pulls out. Rakai district, Sembabule, Kalangala has not had a team playing in super league. Lyantonde FC from Lyantonde was relegated in 2001, the year it joined top-flight football.


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