FIFA Rejects USLL Overtures

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The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has asked Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) Chairman, Kavuma Kabenge to stop writing to them and instead refer to the local FA for any query.

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has asked Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) Chairman, Kavuma Kabenge to stop writing to them and instead refer to the local FA for any query.
 
The development comes after Kabenge’s letter to FIFA early this month arguing that his group that runs the unrecognized league is listened to by the World governing body.
 
The FIFA letter dated January 16 and signed by the Secretary General Jerome Valcke  states that the body will only communicate through FUFA, it's legitimate member. The letter goes on to advise USLL to raise any query through FUFA.
 
On January 7 FIFA also warned Uganda of possible sanctions if they don’t put their house in order with the existence of two parallel Leagues in the country.
 
Valcke also explained in his letter to Kabenge that several joint FIFA/CAF missions took place with different people representing both FUFA and USLL.
 
The letter restates the FIFA position that from meetings conducted in Kampala in 2012, the body stands by the new constitution that was adopted. It says that since USLL chose not to participate in those meetings, the supreme football body has no business communicating with an unrecognised entity.
 
When Uganda Radio Network tried to contact Kabenge to find out his next move, his phone was switched off. But FUFA spokesman Rogers Mulindwa said there is no way USLL can win this war because everything done in Football must have the blessing of FIFA.