Three Kabale Soccer Teams Opt Out Of 2007 Season

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Three football teams in Kabale district have opted out of the 2007 football season for lack of funds. Managers of Kitumba FC, Yemanye FC and Muyebe FC say they were unable to raise the 55,000 shillings required to buy licenses for the 25 members of their teams. Muhereza David of Kitumba FC says the team's sponsor, Kitumba sub-county local government, failed to raise the funds because of the revenue shortfall faced following the abolition of graduated tax. Yemanye FC, initially benefited from a Global Fund project, but has been crippled because the project was suspended. Khalid Latif, chairperson of the Kabale District Football Association, says all teams which did not pick up their licenses by the close of business on Wednesday will not participate in this season's matches. He says the association is processing licenses for five different teams and will expect to submit them to the FUFA headquarters before the end of January.