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For the last eight months, Uganda has had two parallel leagues structures, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Super League, run by the national Federation, and the Uganda Super League which is managed by the Uganda Super League Limited (USLL).
“Cabinet decided that the FUFA Super League will be the only League in the country, while the Uganda Super League will not,” State Minister in-charge of Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi stated.
Bakkabulindi confirmed that although they will have the FUFA Super League, they will also incorporate some of the clubs that have been participating in the USL.
“We shall incorporate some of them under the Jinja Declaration which was drawn together with members of FIFA few years ago,” said Bakkabulindi.
The State Minister said since the Cabinet made the decision, Ugandans will have to go by that and make sure harmony is brought in Ugandan football and sports in general. He also maintained that since they had agreed with SuperSport who sponsored the rival league, they will not pull out and remain supporting Ugandan League.
“The clubs that took part in the Jinja declaration will be the basis for who plays in the top league next season and all parties must comply to this government decision”, noted a reserved Bakkabulindi who noted that details will be in the official paper.
However some clubs instituted in the Jinja declaration were relegated like Victors, Water and Boroboro which is said to have even vanished. What is there fate?
hat took part in the Jinja declaration will be the basis for who palys in the top league next season and all parties must comply to this government decision”, noted a reserved Baka who noted that details will be in the official paper.
The USLL League had sponsorship of over one million U.S. dollars through SuperSport and Uganda Breweries Ltd while the FUFA Super League which ends on Friday has no sponsor.
Last December, the Minister for Education and Sports Jessica Alupo decided they would make a ruling on having one League.
But eventually the matter was referred to Cabinet which has been busy handling other matters.
Mujib Kasule, the FA Vice President in-charge of the league was a happy man when he heard the news. “I think it is now time for us to work together for the good of football development and forget about all our previous issues,” said Kasule.
An interim committee put up by the ministry will help them harmonise. “That committee of about six senior, respected, and some retired, sportsmen and neutral Ugandans, who should not actively be involved with Fufa or USL, will also advise us on ways to revitalize sports administration, on Fufa legality and accountability in two weeks time.
“On Monday next week we shall come up as a ministry with a comprehensive message to the public regarding this whole mater. We shall also say something about Fufa’s legality.” The FSL chairman, Abbasi Kawaase, questioned the development.
“Are they saying that we are going back to the dark ages?” he wondered, “We shall watch and see.
If Fifa says that is the right thing, then we shall follow it, if they say no, we shall not.” His opposite at USL, Kavuma Kabenge, welcomed the news. “We are thankful to government that this impasse has been resolved,” he said, “We agreed as clubs and we shall maintain our contract with sponsors.
While KCCA FC are the declared winners of the FUFA Super League, the Uganda Super League was won by Maroons FC.
Football finally has the last laugh.