FUFA, USL War Worsens
The war between FUFA and USL has hit peak levels with the Uganda sports governing body withdrawing the mandate from USL to run the National football top league with immediate effect.
The development is the latest in a string of fiery exchanges between the two bodies. USL has of late defied all orders from FUFA.
Below is the full statement from FUFA.
FUFA in consideration of Article 16 (1) and 57 of the FUFA Constitution and article 18 (1) of the FIFA statutes, granted the Uganda Super League Ltd (USLL) the authority to run the Super division League (The Uganda National Top League)
FUFA communicated to USLL and Uganda Super League clubs the decision of the FUFA Disciplinary Committee, directed that USLL and the clubs do not make any sporting, administrative or any other contacts with the sanctioned officials.
Furthermore, the FUFA Executive Committee suspended the Uganda Super League (USL) matches on 19th January 2012. (Ref. No FUFA/USL/19/01/12) upon defiance of the sanctioned officials.
However some USL clubs have defied the FUFA directive and continued to play in matches officiated by unqualified referees and organized by sanctioned officials.
The FUFA General assembly of 2011 in Fort portal empowered the FUFA Executive to evoke Article 57 (7 i and ii) of the FUFA Constitution if USLL officials and/or clubs continue to violate association football rules.
FUFA is cognizant of the efforts by some clubs to return normalcy at USL but the continued defiance by the sanctioned officials to perform duties of USLL is further violation of association football rules.
It is therefore upon the above background that the FUFA Executive withdraws the mandate from USLL to run the Uganda National football top league with immediate effect.
The Jinja Declaration Committee (JDC) is hereby required to convene clubs that are willing to be compliant with association football and compose a corporate body in accordance with the Jinja Declaration.
The new body should ensure that the acceptable interests of the sponsors are well protected. The JDC will henceforth guide the progress in this regard with immediate effect.
The withdraw communication signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson Suubi has been copied to the FIFA General Secretary, the CAF General Secretary, FIFA Development officer in charge of this zone, the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, the Minister of education and sports and the state minister for sports.
Others include the General Secretary of National Council of sports, all FUFA member associations and the chairman Jinja Declaration Committee.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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