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Missaga: I didn’t ask Star Times to cancel SC Villa deal

Ben Misagga resigned as SC Villa president on Sunday (File Photo)

KAMPALA – Barely a day after Pay-TV company StarTimes issued a statement letting SC Villa know that they (StarTimes) had terminated their sponsorship agreement with the 16 time record league champions, outgoing club president Ben Misagga has come out and accepted that he notified the sponsors about his resignation but did not ask them to break ties with club.

Also read: StarTimes terminates sponsorship deal with SC Villa

This comes after several rumors have been doing rounds claiming that Misagga asked StarTimes to terminate the sponsorship agreement.

“Yes i wrote to StarTimes after resigning from Villa, said Misagga in an interview with PML Daily.

“I had to let them know that i was no longer SC Villa president like an elite person is supposed to do.

“I also had to let them know that going forward, i was not in position to grantee the image of their brand, continued Misagga.

“If you look at what i wrote, i don’t think it is asking or telling them to terminate their agreement with Villa despite the fact that i got the deal using my own efforts and strength.

“The other thing people don’t get is that i never got that deal here in Uganda like many keep on saying.

Misagga went ahead to dare anyone who can produce evidence that he asked StarTimes to terminate their agreement with SC Villa.

“Whoever says that i asked for a termination of the agreement should produce the document that i sent to StarTimes and prove i did likewise.

“I am not jealous about Villa but what i didn’t want was StarTimes staying with Villa thinking am still around to protect their interests.

On Wednesday evening, StarTimes wrote to the SC Villa Chief Executive Officer notifying him that they had terminated the club’s sponsorship agreement.

This all comes just days after the outgoing Villa President Ben announced his resignation from the role on Sunday at Villa Park, the club’s training ground.

Also read: Misagga resigns as SC Villa president

Misagga sighted that he had been forced to step aside after FUFA had refused Villa to conduct elections which he claims, is an act against the club’s constitution.

With just over a month to the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season, it remains to be seen where all this fiasco in VIlla is headed as the managerless club looks to be in shambles with players and officials departing yet there is no clear signals that new faces are coming in.

Villa finished third in the league last season and lost 1-0 over two legs against Vipers SC in the semi finals of the FUFA Uganda Cup.

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