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Onduparaka FC Confirms Release of 14 Players

Lulua management decided to release the affected players to give room for new talent as they rebuild a new squad for the 2021 Uganda premier league campaign.
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Onduparaka Football Club has confirmed the mass departure of players from the team. Close to 14 players have left the Arua based Uganda Premier League side. 

A statement from the club indicates that an assessment meeting held on July 6th 2021 resolved to release the players. The players are Opoka Augustine, Tusaba Najib, Magombe Hakim, Mukiibi Ali, Amis Thiago Muwonge, Akoti Augustine, Wasswa Shaban, Andama Denis Koko, Ajobe Madhi, Kabon Living, Kyeline Med, Moses Okoti, Osacr Agaba and Joel Nasasira.

While talking to Uganda Radio Network, Mark Lulua, the Public Relations Officer revealed Onduparaka Football Club reached a decision to release the players following their poor performance in the last Uganda Premier league campaign. The Caterpillars finished 12th on the table with only points in 26 games.

 

This was Onduparaka’s worst performance since they joined the elite league in 2016. Lulua management decided to release the affected players to give room for new talent as they rebuild a new squad for the 2021 Uganda premier league campaign.

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Lulua also revealed that the offload of a big number of players will not affect the club, saying that they already had a huge number of players.

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Onduparaka, which started as a village team in Arua, marked ten years of existence last year. They joined Uganda Premier league during 2016/17 campaign.

It is credited for bringing back to life local football with the club pulling off a huge number of fans as they play both home and away games.  

Apparently, another club Arua Hill SC has already joined the Uganda Premier league from the same region. This, therefore, means the two sides will battle for local support.

 

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