Court to Rule on Magogo, Walusimbi Fufa Legitimacy Today

Both Eng. Moses Magogo (L) and Dan Walusimbi (R) claim to be the rightful people to administer football in Uganda.

High Court in Kampala is set to deliver a ruling in the case where ‘Fufa President’ Eng. Moses Magogo seeks an order restraining the activities of the registered trustees of Federation of Uganda Football Association led by Dan Walusimbi.

In the case filed on November 30th by the former’s lawyers of Ms Ochieng Associated Advocates and Solicitors, diagnosis Magogo wants court to issue an order that bars Walusimbi and his group of sullen former Cranes players from interfering with business at FUFA.

Over the past month, this Walusimbi and his group have invaded Fufa proceedings, this vandalizing property and claiming that the current Ugandan football governing body leadership is illegitimate and should be chased out of Fufa House.

“Magogo doesn’t have a certificate of incorporation and his federation is illegal, so how does an illegality seek for legality,” Walusimbi recently told journalists at a press conference.

“Our cause is to bring sanity to football, the Fufa house at the moment is under Nkwanga Construction and company limited which means it is into the hands of individuals and that is what we are fighting against,” he added.

Eng Magogo notes that Walusimbi’s group should “be stopped from holding out as managers of all FUFA assets, making defamatory statements against FUFA establishment and making any form of communication to existing FUFA sponsors, CAF, FIFA or anybody claiming to be the official representatives of FUFA, until the determination of the main case.”

He says that such situations as those wreaked by Walusimbi and group will bear serious repercussions on the country’s football.

“That unless they are reprimanded and permanently restrained from further insensitiveness, the nation shall risk dire sanctions from the world football governing body FIFA,” Magogo’s statement to court read.

The first court hearing in the case held on December 5th and presided over by High Court judge Ajiji, denied Magogo’s request pushing it to today.

By publication time, only six people from Dan Walusimbi’s faction including Phillip Obwiny, George Ssemwogerere, and Dan Muwanguzi were available at the court house.


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