FUFA Gives Csaba Ultimatum to Explain Departure

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The Federation of Uganda Football Association has given former Cranes Coach Laszlo Csaba up to Monday next week to explain his departure, or face legal action. Rogers Mulindwa, the Federation Spokesperson says the Executive has instructed its legal team to take up the matter. FUFA is unhappy at the manner in which Csaba left the Country. FUFA says Csaba had to give a three months notice before terminating his contract. He had served on two years out of his four year contract. FUFA lawyer, Geoffrey Nsamba, is expected to present the summons to the former Crane Coach tomorrow. Laszlo Csaba, was last week unveiled as the new Manager of Scottish Club, Hearts. FUFA is now embroiled in yet another feud with the former Cranes Coach over the issue of compensation by his new Club Hearts. Csaba was required to pay Fufa $200,000 (Shs372m) for walking out on the federation before seeing out his contract. But information availed to the Federation is that Csaba is trying to block the compensation by convincing his new bosses that FUFA persistently and fundamentally breached the contract by not paying him the negotiated amount. FUFA did not also provide him with a driver as had been highlighted in the contract. FUFA says failure by Hearts to compensate the Federation could cost Csaba his job. //Cue in: iWe have instructed our legal team# Cue out: #a black spot on his life.i// As a basis of its case FUFA could evoke the FIFA CODE of ethics which emphasizes the need for confidentiality. The rules of conduct stipulate that while performing their duties, officials shall remain absolutely loyal, especially to FIFA, the confederations, associations, leagues and clubs. Depending on their function, any information divulged to officials during the course of their duties shall be treated as confidential or secret as an expression of loyalty. FUFA now has the crucial task of looking for Csaba's replacement in time for the September Africa Cup and World Cup qualifiers. FUFA has begun the search for a new coach. 12 candidates have so far expressed interest in taking up the top job among them former Villa Coach Milutin Micho. FUFA's Technical Committee has been handed the responsibility of selecting the new Cranes Coach.


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