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Nwoya's Young Elephants FC Seek UGX17m to Prepare for FUFA Big League Qualifier

The winner in the two home and away basis game tie will face the winner in a similar tie from West Nile region where the overall winner then qualifies to play in Uganda's second tier football league, the FUFA Big League in the forthcoming season.


The management of Young Elephants FC has said they need UGX17 million for the team to prepare ahead of their two legged qualification games against Gateway FC of Lira City in the Northern regional football League play-offs .

The winner between Young Elephants FC and Lira City FC will face the winner in a similar tie from West Nile region where the overall winner then qualifies to play in Uganda's second tier football league, the FUFA Big League in the 2020/2021  season. Jimmy Ojok, the club`s Chief Executive officer says the money will help in transporting the team for the games, feeding and acquisition of other sports materials including footballs and playing boots among others.

Ojok said they have raised less than 5m in their fundraising drives that have been running for the last three months.

According to Ojok, their attempts to reach local leaders for support failed as most of the leaders are focusing on campaigns ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

Young Elephants FC finished top of their group in the Northern Region football league as they sought for their maiden appearance in Uganda`s second tier football league at the time the government banned all sporting activities to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

FUFA is yet to announce the dates for play-offs to be played.

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