Govt Delays Solution on Football Squabbles

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For the last five months the country has had two rivals Leagues.

Cabinet this week failed to discuss the football administration squabbles and pushed the issue to next week, Jessica Alupo, the Education and Sports minister has revealed. Alupo says cabinet was scheduled to discuss the football administration wrangles on Wednesday this week but it was pushed to next week because of overriding issues on the agenda. For the last five months the country has had two rivals Leagues. They are the FUFA Super League that is recognized by the world governing body FIFA, while the rival Bell Super League is under Uganda Super League limited.

The FUFA league is not sponsored while the USL is bankrolled by Uganda Breweries Limited and Super Sport. In December 2012, Alupo said they would resolve the dispute and remain with a single league by January 31st this year. Alupo later told URN that they have resolved to forward the matter to cabinet. She says that they will communicate the decision of the cabinet after next week’s meeting. 

FIFA officials Primo Carvalho, the Head of Football Associations and Leodegar Tenga traveled to Uganda to meet officials of the Ministry of Education and Sports with the hope of shading light and background to all the football problems and way forward. When contacted the FA spokesman Rogers Mulindwa said they will keep waiting for whatever the government comes up with. He says that they are sure government will address the issues effectively because it is aware of the nature of their problems.