- Paidha Black Angels have since 1979 been using Bar okoro as their ground for games
- FUFA had disagreed to clear Bar okoro because of ‘unwanted’ weed that grew among the grass
- The fans and the management removed the ‘unwanted weed’ but FUFA failed to approve the ground for use
Zombo- After months of standoff, Federation of Uganda Football Association has finally granted permission for Paidha Black Angels to use Barokoro ground.
The standoff started after the grass that was planted following a leveling of the ground and improve the facilities by the management of Paidha Black Angels. This made FUFA to move the matches for the club to Green Light stadium in Arua as their home ground.
This had become costly for the club that struggling financially to cope up and ensure that they are not relegated from Uganda Premier League in their maiden season.
According to a letter by the Chief Executive Officer for FUFA, Mr Edgar Watson, the Paidha is to ensure that the minimum club licensing minimum requirements are maintained for the rest of the season.
“This is to inform you that the 19th FUFA Executive committee which sat on Thursday, February 14, has cleared Barokoro grounds for the Club to host official FUFA competitions matches with immediate effect.”
Paidha Black Angels management then led a delegation of representatives including some fans to FUFA house in Kampala last week to table their discontent. The Black Angels sits at the bottom of the table with few games remaining to close of the season.
The Black Angels were hiring Onduparaka for each game.
After the announcement, fans jubilated on the streets of the town due to a relief on the burden of traveling for games from Paidha town Arua that is about one and half hours drive. The fans and the club are hopeful that they would use their home, which they say has been a fortress to move out of the relegation zone for the remaining matches.