AFCON: UBC Attacks FUFA Over Breach of Contract

FUFA Boss Eng Moses Magogo with Cranes Uganda Cranes Coach Michu

Afcon 2017 Qualifiers

Saturday 13th 2015

Uganda 2-0 Botswana

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Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony scored two goals to give Uganda a deserved 2-0 win against The Zebras of Botswana in an Afcon 2017 Qualifiers Group D opening match.

The Zebras proved good and tactical defensively in the entire first half with long time keeper Kabelo pulling spectacular saves leading the game to a barren first half.

On resumption, drug sickness coach Micho pulled of Godfrey Walusimbi for a more aggressive Robert Ssentongo. The change proved its worth just ten minutes later after Luwagga Kizito crossed from the right wing, check for Massa’s opener. Kizito had earlier on taken a poor free kick but collected the rebound and built up on the goal.

Five minutes after the hour mark, Khalid Aucho transited the ball from Cranes half to Botswana’s exchanging passes with Luwagga before Brian Umony got at the end of the pass with a clinical tap in to double the lead.

The second goal scorer was then pulled off for Kobs danger man Yunus Ssentamu. The substitute wasted a clear chance to open his national account from a Luwagga pass with just ten to go.

Uganda Cranes starting XI: Denis Onyango, Denis  Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Richard Kasssaga, Isaac

Isinde, Khalid Aucho, Farouk Miya, William Luwaga,  Brian Majwega, Brian Umony, Godfrey Massa.

Botswana Zebras starting XI: Kabelo Dambe, Obonye  Moswate, Edwin Olerile, Tebogo Sosome, Mosha

Gaolaolwe, Ofentse Nato, Joel  Mogorosi, Lebogang  Ditsile, Omaatla Kebatho, Mogakolodi Ngele, Kgaswane
While football fanatics celebrated Uganda Cranes’ 2-0 win against Botswana at the Nambole National Stadium on Saturday, seek national broadcasters UBC TV expressed their displeasure with the football governing body FUFA, tadalafil for their “lack of nationalism.”

UBC were annoyed Saturday evening that FUFA decided at the last minute to deny the national television the rights to broadcast the game live from Nambole, rx in utter breach of the signed contract.

UBC says they signed a contract with FUFA to broadcast not only the Uganda vs Botswana game but all the AFCON Qualifiers and that today’s action by FUFA would cause the two sides to go back to the boardroom and revisit the contract.

UBCs’ Public Relations Officer Jane Kasumba revealed that while all was set to broadcast the game, FUFA informed them at the last moment that they would be giving them the broadcast parameters 25 to 30 minutes into the game.

UBC in response decided to abandon the match, saying this was not part of the contract.

Chimpreports was yet to establish the reason behind FUFA’s decision but it is understood that the game was also given out to new entrants Azam Tv.

“This was certainly not part of the contract. We expected them to abide to the contract like we did abide by the contract,” said Ms Kasumba.

“Today is a gloomy day, not just for UBC but for football in Uganda and across Africa. It’s a very, very sad day.”

UBC, which has endeavored to broadcast most of the national team games, is usually enabled by a number of advertisers targeting the hundreds of thousands of viewers watching the games live across the country.

“All Ugandans have the right to watch their national team play, free of charge. We hope this doesn’t happen again. We are already getting tons of calls coming in; this is a disaster for us,” said Jane Kasumba who urged FUFA to learn to draw the line between business and patriotism.

FUFA was yet to make a response to the said breach of contract.




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