Kitara FC seeks financial support as new president takes over

Outgoing Kitara FC President, Mr Godfrey Bamwenda (left) hands over office to incoming President, Mr Deo Kasozi Aheebwa as Hoima Resident City Commissioner, Mr Badru Mugabi (middle) looks on at a function that took place at Hotel KonTiki in Hoima City. On the right is Kitara FC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joshua Atugonza looking on. (Image: Gad Asaba)

The incoming President of the Hoima-based Kitara Football Club, Mr Deo Kasozi Aheebwa, has appealed to well-wishers and soccer fans to support the club financially so it can achieve its goals and greater heights.

He says this season’s projected construction of the club’s 2,500-seater stadium at Butema village in Buhanika sub-county, Hoima district is an urgent need that calls for stakeholders to lend a hand so they can raise US$30,000 (approx. Shs108m) for the cause.

The president adds that the purchased five acres of land can be quickly developed into a stadium if the club is owned as a community entity.

Mr Aheebwa says during his tenure, an independent accountant will be hired to ensure accountability and transparency since the club also relies on the fan base and well-wishers for financial support.

Currently, Kitara FC seeks Shs600m for this season to propel it in diverse undertakings like the struggle to salvage it from the relegation it suffered and take it back to the Uganda Premier League.

Meanwhile, the outgoing president, Mr Godfrey Bamwenda urged Mr Aheebwa to keep a cordial relationship with the management and fans of Kitara FC to see the team achieve more.

Mr Bamwenda who led the football club since 2018 boasts of such achievements for the club as purchasing five acres of land for the construction of a stadium, assisting the club to be promoted to Uganda Premier League and having a successful campaign that saw the government donate a mini bus to transport the players for both home and away games.

Despite handing over the presidency, Mr Bamwenda pledges continued support to the club whenever need arises.

Ms Sharifah Natukunda, a Kitara FC fan, appreciated the efforts that the outgoing president put in for the club achievements.

She challenged the incoming president to handle club matters with integrity cautioning that it is never an easy task.

Ms Natukunda advises that more players need to be signed as the club faces some weak areas.

This, at a handover function to the new club president at Hotel KonTiki in Hoima city.

Kitara FC was established in 2010.

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