USL chairman Kavuma Kabenge and the Chief Executive Ebil Jimmy Ssegawa, have said they will not attend a FUFA disciplinary committee hearing on January 13th.
The war between Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and members of the Uganda Super League (USL), the body that organizes the national football League seems to be getting worse.
In the latest development, USL chairman, Kavuma Kabenge and the Chief Executive Ebil Jimmy Ssegawa, have said they will not attend a FUFA disciplinary committee hearing on January 13th. FUFA on Wednesday reportedly wrote a letter signed by the CEO Edgar Watson to the two asking them to appear before the committee because they had brought the game of football into disrepute.
When URN tried to contact Watson about the said letter, he said he was in a meeting and could not comment. However, in a tough response to FUFA, USL chairman Kabenge asked the football governing body to direct their efforts to relevant authorities.
In the letter, Kabenge says the FUFA summons is misconceived and that he cannot take any directions from FUFA because he is not a member of the football federation.
USL’s Chief Executive Officer Ssegawa also stated that he will not appear before the Committee. When contacted, FUFA spokesman Rogers Mulindwa said the committee will proceed with the matter even if the USL officials do not appear.
The Federation and USL have had misunderstandings ever since the later managed to get big sponsors—Uganda Breweries Limited, Eco Bank and DSTV—to finance the League.
To worsen matters, FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa appointed Proline Football Club’s Mujib Kasule to be the Vice President in charge of the League yet it’s a position meant to be held by the USL Chairman as per the Jinja Declaration that was agreed upon by the Federation and Clubs over two years ago in the presence of a FIFA representative.
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