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
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
Fahad Muganga is a senior sports Journalist with Uganda Radio Network, he covers all local sports activities in the country with more interest in Football and Athletics. He is currently a journalism and Communication Student at Makerere University