Football Wrangles: FIFA Team Meets Club Officials

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Officials from the world football governing body—FIFA will on Tuesday meet super league club officials in a bid to resolve the impasse between the Ugandan federation and the super league executive.

Officials from the world football governing body—FIFA will on Tuesday meet super league club officials in a bid to resolve the impasse between the Ugandan federation and the super league executive.
 
This comes just a day after Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi held a 4-hour meeting with FUFA and USLL officials.

Ashford Mamelodi, the FIFA Development Officer for Southern Africa and Primo Corvaro will have a discussion with the club chairmen before meeting the federation executive. On Wednesday, the two FIFA officials will meet the top Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) executive.
 
FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa says he is optimistic that something positive would come out of the meeting now that FIFA is involved.

In the Monday meeting, the government came out strongly to defend FUFA against USLL and sounded a warning to all Super League clubs against defying the FIFA statutes and conducting themselves in a manner that undermines FUFA.

Minister Bakkabulindi stressed that rules governing association football were totally different from the company laws that USLL officials are inclined to believe. He added that the continued culture of taking football matters to the ordinary courts of law had ‘irritated’ him.

The meeting was attended by the commander of Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Katumba Wamala, FUFA officials including president Lawrence Mulindwa, Eng Moses Magogo, Mujib Kasule and Sam Mpiima among others. USLL board member Fred Muwema and the two banned officials, Kavuma Kabenge and Ebil Ssegawa, also attended the meeting at the Oasis Club in Lugogo.

The meeting resolved that all matches played under non-acceptable referees be re-fixed, clubs communicate through the secretariat headed by the league manager, Hoima-Busia FC be reinstated, the League runs as per the approved FUFA rules and that FUFA provides the acceptable referees. But USLL said they will hold a meeting with clubs on Wednesday to see if this is acceptable.
 
According to Muwema, USLL needs to consult clubs if the matches can be replayed because there are financial implications involved.