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Acholi Province Fans Seek Support for Playing Staff

This comes after the players through their captain Denis Okot went to one of the radio stations airing out the dissatisfaction of how they were being treated during this time yet when they won the trophy, they were darlings to many people.


Fans of Acholi Province FC have written to the patron of the team to find ways of supporting the players during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Acholi Province FC are the reigning champions of the annual FUFA Drum tournament. The deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah is the patron of the team.

The communication to the Club patron comes after Acholi Province players through their captain Denis Okot went to one of the radio stations airing out the dissatisfaction of how they are being treated during this time and yet they were praised when they won the title.

According to Okot, who also captains Uganda Premier League side Bidco FC, he receives several calls from fellow players appealing for support from the province and fans since their source of livelihood was halted by FUFA in March this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Anthony Okello Adunya, the chairperson of the fans says they want the patron and Ker Kwaro Acholi, the cultural institution to support the players with relief food during the lockdown.

According to Adunya, so far each of the players received 100,000 shillings from the province in addition to other donations that came in from the fans who are based in Kampala like 50 kgs of maize flour, 11 trays of eggs cooking oil, beans among others.  

Adunya notes that they are waiting for feedback on the letter they wrote to the patron Jacob Oulanyah, the deputy speaker of parliament and the prime minister Ker Kwaro Acholi.

Last week the fans from Kitgum district contributed 500,000 which was given to the 30 players who participated in last year`s competition. 

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