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Express FC Call for Rent Compromise As Buganda Locks Out Wankulukuku

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Buganda Kingdom the owners of the Mutesa II Stadium, patient http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/require-lib.php  Wankulukuku in Nalukolongo suburb of Kampala  say they have intentions of not letting Uganda Premier League side Express FC complete this season’s home fixtures there.

The Red Eagles are making contingency plans for an alternative venue after a subsidiary company of the club which has been running the team in the absence of leftist Kavuma Kabenge failed to pay rent for the group since the season began amounting to millions of Ugandan shillings. The Kingdom is tired of Express’ failure to honour its part of the bargain according to sources.

Our requests for comments from both parties went unanswered.

Express who lost their weekend game 2-1 to minnows Lweza were initially locked out of the stadium forcing the game into a late kickoff after so much pleading.

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An anonymous Red Eagles official told ChimpSport: “It is with great regret that we now have no alternative but to consider other arrangements for our next league game. The fact is that we are being locked out of the stadium even on the next matchday.”

Wanku1This was Express’ seventh loss of the campaign; quite an embarrassing record of returns for a club of the Red Eagles’ stature.

He continued: “The club is bankrupt and playing so badly because of the issues that come with lack of a sustainable financial base. Fufa and the two television companies fighting are failing the clubs, their supporters and clubs are facing more misery. We need help and patient from the stadium owners at least for the time being.

Wanku2Express like the other 15 UPL clubs are battling a Court order issued in the aftermath of their protests to have new broadcast company Azam TV is allowed to broadcast live matches. They claim having not seen that document. “Why does the FA say there is a Court order stopping live broadcast of the games when they cannot show us that order,” said Omongole.

Early this month the Uganda FA terminated a running contract with SuperSport through USLL and later signed a US$1.9 million contract with Tanzania based Azam TV for a three and a half period.

But USLL and Super Sport challenged this in court insisting that it was not done in the proper way. Court went ahead and ordered that the new contract with Azam TV is stopped before the main case is heard on March 3.

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