This is the second in this series of fun and facts about your favourite UPL club. We bring you interesting bits and pieces about the club from the East that is popularly referred to as MYDA FC.
Did you know?
UG sports made a short trip to the eastern part of Uganda. Tororo district to be precise. That is where MYDA FC, our main focus of today, is based.
MYDA Football Club stands for MALABA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION Football Club.
It was started in 2009 as a community football club.
Located in Tororo District, found in the Eastern part of Uganda, sharing a border with Kenya.
MYDA FC has a fan base of over 25,000 supporters and they are mainly occupant of Tororo District.
The club’s nickname is: “THE FLYING EAGLES”, and I guess we all know what the eagles are capable of doing. They fly and soar above the wind currents. And as you can imagine, that is what MYDA FC boys believe in as they like flying above their opponents.
The club has risen through the ranks of the Uganda football competitions from the Bukedi regional League, to the FUFA Big League, and finally and currently into the Uganda Premier League.
Locking horns with the big boys in Uganda’s highest football division is proving to be not so easy for “The Flying Eagles”
The club is currently fighting relegation from the top flight. They hope and dream to not suffer the same fate as neighbours and local rivals, Tororo United last season.
With only 6 points from 15 league games, these wise men from the East hope to build onto their one and only win in the first half of the season to keep their place in the Uganda Premier League.