Magogo: League Wouldn’t Be the Same without Onduparaka

Onduparaka FC fans cheer the team at Nakivubo during the Fufa big league finals.

Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo has lauded the emergence of Onduparaka FC and the manner in which the club has reignited football passion in the local leagues.

The Caterpillars earned promotion to the country’s topflight league at the end of the 2015/16 season and are currently ranked third below KCCA FC and SC Villa. They lost the 2016 Uganda cup finals to Vipers SC.

“I must mention my excitement of Onduparaka, rx ” the football boss noted in his end of year message. “It (their emergence) has proven many theories wrong.”

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“Many people were saying upcountry clubs cannot exist in the league for economic reasons.”

Onduparaka is the only club in the premier league that has base outside the central region and Jinja but Magogo believes other towns have what it takes to spring up clubs.

“Mbale, Masaka, Iganga, Lira and Mbarara have the potential to do what Arua has done with Onduparaka. Many things have been done right at that Club.

“I congratulate the people of West Nile for this achievement and contribution to the game of football. The League would not be the same without Onduparaka.”


The president reiterated the federations firm stand on club licensing where topflight clubs are assessed in the areas of Sporting, Administrative, Financial, Infrastructure and Legal Setup. He urged clubs to continue embracing the changes as it is a way to’re-engineering’ the clubs.

“Professionalization is taking root at club level as evidenced by the rate of club sponsors coming on board,” he added.

Currently, Vipers SC, Bright Stars, Express FC, SC Villa, KCCA and Onduparaka boast of shirt sponsors up from two initially at the beginning of the season.


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