SCANDAL: FUFA, Namboole Shs80m Row Puts Saturday Match At Risk


page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>FUFA now says Namboole bosses have adamantly refused to budge until the stadium’s bank account before it hosts the Cranes game.

ambulance geneva;”>The new revelation is indicative of FUFA’s poor planning skills which could lead to messing up of the entire match.

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viagra 40mg geneva;”>The nation will be shocked to learn that FUFA plans for such crucial matches at the last hour yet they had plenty of time to hold negotiations with Namboole management. .

According to Lawrence Mulindwa’s organization, there have been negotiations between FUFA and the management of Mandela National Stadium (NMS) over the fee for the stadium hire but the talks have been futile as FUFA cannot afford what it has described as “the obnoxious amount demanded by the stadium Management.”

FUFA is agreeable to paying Shs30m that they have always paid for all the previous matches but MNS insists that they cannot host the Cranes match for less than Shs80m.

“FUFA has already incurred costs of air tickets for over 20 foreign-based players, air tickets for the team travel to Luanda-Angola, allowances and bonuses for players and team officials, accommodation of the team in Luanda-Angola and accommodation for the team while in camp,” read part of the statement.

“In the next one week, FUFA will also incur costs for the allowances, accommodation and air tickets for the 6 Referees, accommodation of the team while in camp and accommodation of the visiting Congo team. FUFA will also meet costs for the match organization to comply with the standards of FIFA.”

It is only in Uganda where the Football Association meets all the costs for the national team engagement in such international competitions and is charged for profit to use the national facility built for the same purpose. FUFA has also continued paying NMS for Cranes training sessions.

FUFA added: “The Government facilitated the Uganda Cranes for only the Guinea Bissau vs. Uganda game of the 6 games in the previous campaign and was the last time such facilitation has been received. In the circumstances, we have notified the Government of Uganda of FUFA’s inability to absorb all the costs of the national team particularly the stadium hire.”

Meanwhile, FUFA have contacted Nakivubo Stadium for availability in event that the match commissioner allows the stadium in the state it is.

In case of this option, there is a likelihood of revising the ticket prices upwards and reduce on the number of tickets to be put to the market to only 10,000 that the stadium can accommodate.

In the worst case scenario, withdrawal from the competitions yet this will automatically cause sanctions inclusive but not limited to Uganda being banned from participating in any international competitions for a period of not less than 3 years.

Consultations are on-going and the Federation has petitioned the office of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Patrick Amama Mbabazi for more guidance.

A copy of the same has been sent to H.E the Vice President of Uganda Hon. Edward Ssekandi. The final decisions will be communicated to the public later in the day.


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