The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has this afternoon formed an interim management committee that will run the national football league.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has formed an interim management committee that will run the national football league.
This follows the withdrawal of the mandate of the Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) powers to run the league on Wednesday evening during a Fufa Executive meeting at the headquarters in mengo.
“Ten clubs attended the meeting and decided they will not take part if USLL is still running the league,” said FUFA Vice President in-charge of the League, Mujib Kasule.
He said that the meeting had formed a 5-man committee who will run the league as the Jinja Declaration Committee members try to put in order all the legal formalities and have a properly registered company to run the league.
Mujib said they are sure most the 10 clubs that attended the meeting will not play in the league under USLL and added that this was a good step. “We have always told the clubs to stop playing because this league was suspended last month and the USLL top officials under Kavuma Kabenge refused to listen to us,” said Kasule.
The FUFA executive members who attended the meeting are; Mujib, Moses Magogo, Chris Kalibbala and the FUFA Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Watson.
The five-member committee picked who will however not start work immediately till after a week include; Tamale (KCC FC), Isaac Jurogo (Simba), Magezi (URA), William Bakkabulindi (Proline FC) and Haruna Kyobe (Bunnamwya). Kasule said the new committee will make sure Hoima FC is incoporated into the league and all matches played and officiated by unqualified referees to be replayed.
Express, SC Villa, Fire Masters, Maroons and UTODA did not attend the meeting held at the FUFA headquarters.
Water FC reportedly sent in their apologies but said they were in agreement with the decisions.
However, according to the USLL spokesman James Ssekandi, the League matches today will go on as planned because even the SuperSport crew has already jetted into the country ready to telecast some of the games live. UTODA is to be live on Supersport 9, while Masaka hosts Express and Maroons battle Fire Masters in the other games lined up.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Education and Sports Charles Bakkabulindi has called for a meeting on February 6 to be attended by the FUFA president, CEO, all club chairmen, USLL chairman and the CEO. The meeting will take place at the Oasis Club at the National Council of Sports headquarters, Lugogo.
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