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Jogoos brace for Museveni visit to defunct Villa Park

Villa Park before it was cleared

Villa Park before it was cleared

SC Villa fans have tasked the NRM regime to allocate them ‘a fitting home-ground’ in exchange for support in the forthcoming 2021 general election.

The fans, under the Nsambya Villa Park Lorry Drivers and Shop Owners’ Sacco, tabled the demand during one of the preparatory meetings for the impending visit by President Yoweri Museveni to the area. Museveni is expected to visit at Villa Park on November 27 as he embarks on a tour of Kampala Metropolitan area.

While addressing guests and fans on October 10, Bashir Juma Kabuya, a club fan and area LC II chairperson, said Villa has a fan base of over 100, 000 followers countrywide but the future looks bleak without a physical address.

Villa Park, the training ground for the Jogoos, was partly cleared by Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) contractors to paved way for the construction of a flyover that will connect Nsambya, Mukwano and Ggaba roads. The development has since rendered Villa partly homeless.

Sheikh Sulaiman Ggugwa, the cleric-cum-politician was the chief guest. Ggugwa and his group (which include former radio journalist and Nakawa division RDC Mande Kintu) were on a fact-finding mission assigned by the Office of the President. They also tipped Jogoos’ fans on how to benefit from President Museveni’s BonnaBaggaggawale scheme.

Previously, Villa has benefitted from Museveni’s handshake. While officiating at the club’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015, Museveni donated a bus to SC Villa.

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