Football administrators in West Nile are protesting the introduction of the Big league, by local football governing body FUFA.
The West Nile Football administrators say they will not participate in the big league because they were not consulted by the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA before a decision to start the league was taken.
The Big League is aimed at improving the standards of football in the Country by allowing teams relegated from the super league to compete in the regional mini league.
Fr. Robert Ayiko the chairperson of Arua district football association says it is unfair for FUFA to start another league without consulting lower football managers.
Ayiko who is also the manager of the relegated Ediofe FC says many teams including those in the super league can't honor their league matches because of financial difficulties.
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Luke Asua, one of the FUFA delegates for Arua says introduction of the new game will not facilitate football development in Uganda.
He says the introduction of the Big League is a ploy to eliminate teams in the rural areas from the super league.
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But the Mike Leti, chairperson of FUFA zone four where northern and West Nile region are located the decision to kick start the big league has not yet been taken.
He says the FUFA executive committee will decide today whether or not to start the big league. Leti agrees with the administrators in the West Nile region that there were no wide consultations on the league.
He however says that for the purposes of helping to develop football in Uganda the big league is inevitable.
According to the proposed league fixtures, the Big League is supposed to start in February.