Sports Club Villa Jogoo’s interim committee has today declared what the future holds for the club, as they announced a new leadership structure.
The committee led by Club Chairman William Nkemba confirmed the decision to reposition and redirect during a press conference at the Sheraton Rwenzori Ball Room in Kampala on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
Nkemba confirmed that Sports Club Villa will now be led by ‘Villa Members Trust’ to be inducted on October 30th.
“We managed to go back to the roots of the club and we now announce the Villa Members’ Trust as the owners of Villa and will be duly incorporated on October 30,” Nkemba said.
According to Nkemba, the membership to the Villa Members’ Trust shall be for those persons who subscribe annually and pay a fee of Shs50,000.
“Current and future assets of SC Villa Jogoo will be owned by the members. It is only the members who will have a say in affairs of the club,” Nkemba Stated.
The trust will be launching on 30th October and will be open till the 31st December 2020.
“The development to start the Villa Members’ Trust has received the approval and concurrence of the founding members of SC Villa,” Nkemba clarified.
The members of Villa Members’ Trust shall be entitled to vote for the club presidency every four years, and hold a season ticket every season to watch all home games.
All those willing to register have been given several alternatives and options as registering at the club’s office in Industrial Area, Kampala and online platforms that will be confirmed later.
The congress which will be composed of not more than 120 members will come with the club executive committee, a president who will be accountable to the sporting success and the club CEO.
The lack of a league title for SC Villa since 2004 has co-existed with leadership inadequacies and ownership issues at the club enduring a very tough period in the last few years with surviving relegation in the 2018/19 season.
The club that started as Nakivubo Boys in 1975, renamed Nakivubo Villa in 1979 and then later come to be known as SC Villa, is now going back to its roots so as to ensure a brighter future.
Meawhile, the team has already started training in preparation for the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League that kicks-off on 20th November under the guidance of coaches Edward Kaziba (head coach), Ibrahim Kirya (assistant), Mubarak Kiberu (goalkeeping) and the trainers’ duo of former players Joseph Nestroy Kizito and Phillip Ssozi.