The governament through the National Council of Sports (NCS) has asked the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to rescind their decision to suspend the Bell Lager National Football League.
In a communication issued by NCS technical Committee chairman Charles Egou Engwau on Friday evening, FUFA officials were requested to change their minds and bless the League, while Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) led by Kavuma Kabenge was also asked to allow Super League clubs to participate in the Bell Uganda Cup.
Last week FUFA suspended the League for 10 days asking members of USLL to respect the 11 year ban on Kavuma Kabenge and USLL Chief Executive Ebil Ssegawa’s one year ban also also accept Hoima to play in the League. However, USLL has refused to respect FUFA and has gone ahed to have League matches played although teams like Proline, Bunnamwaya and Bidco have continued to skip matches respecting FUFA’s suspension.
“Governament recognizes the challenges existing between the managers of FUFA and USLL. However, these challenges should not disrupt the game of football-hence the League and Uganda Cup should go on uninterrupted, as a solution is being sought,” said the committee. The government further urged the two parties to harmonize their working relationship using the existing Memoradum of Understanding and the Jinja Declaration accordingly.
“Meanwhile, as govrnament awaits the outcome of court case, engagements inform of meetings shall continue to be spearheaded between the two parties-to finally arrive at an amicable solution,” said the Committee.
The NCS technical committee that met the two parties mid this month to try and listen to their problems also assured the general public that although they have noted the challenges existing between the two parties FUFA and USLL, that practical solutions are being undertaken to bring the situation to normalcy.