By Our Reporter
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Executive Committee passed in unison the renaming of Kirinya-Jinja SS FC to Busoga United Football Club.
Effective the 2019/2020 season, Kirinya-Jinja SS will be known as Busoga United FC.
Their request to change the club name was approved by the FUFA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Edgar Watson among the key decisions that were taken during the 20th FUFA Executive Committee meeting on 25th May 2019 in Masaka at Brovad Hotel.
The meeting chaired by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and attended by all the Executive Members reviewed various matters including Kirinya’s request.
“Kirinya Jinja S.S.S FC request to change the club name to Busoga United Football Club was approved,” FUFA Statement.
The decision followed an earlier request by the management of the club through the FUFA Executive.
Their home ground remains the Mighty Arena, located within the Jinja Secondary School premises in Busoga region.
Changing of club names according to the region is a better improvement in the marketing strategy and a way of attracting local fans within the society unlike the traditional teams like KCCA FC, SC Villa, Express FC and the big ones like Vipers SC.
From local residents in the society, students, government workers, corporate executives to the Kyabazinga of Busoga, everyone will become part of the football story on match day.
During the previous season, the FUFA Executive also blessed the change of name of Soana Football Club to Tooro United FC as well as okayed their new venue in Fort Portal.
Relatedly, Kamuli Park was remounted into Wakiso Giants as they played in the second division before being promoted to top flight this season (They will also host their home games within Wakiso region).
Several other issues regarding governance with FUFA Membership were discussed as a couple of key decisions were also taken and must be implemented with immediate effect.
Also, the resignation of David Mukidi Kalyebara as the chairman of Northern Region Football Association was granted although he remains a FUFA Executive Committee Member.