FOOTBALL WRANGLES: USSL Vows To Seek President’s Help

Uganda Super League Limited-USSL has rejected the recommendations made by Jessica Alupo, the Minister of Education and Sports aimed at streamlining football administration in the country. 

Fred Muwema
Fred Muwema

Fred Muwema, one of the directors of USLL told the media on Tuesday evening at Rwenzori courts that they will use legal means to resolve the dispute. Muwema also says that they will seek help from the president should the need arise.

On Monday, Alupo issued a statement containing several recommendations aimed at streamlining football administration. They include the change of the FUFA Super league name to Uganda Premier league.

She also announced the relegation of Maroons FC, the winner of the USL league to the lower tier Big League. However, Muwema will not have any of this.

USLL also tasks the Minister to sign the statement she issued on Monday. According to Muwema, whereas no one can justify the months spent by the ministry and other stakeholders to end the stalemate, it is important for the minister to sign her statement. Muwema said they would much appreciate to receive a signed statement from Alupo.

USL also announced its disengagement from the reconciliatory efforts in a statement issued by its chairperson and director Kavuma Kabenge.

“In the whole your statement has not done Ugandan football administration any favors. We have no option now but to disengage from the conciliatory efforts as they lack a deep understanding of the real dispute in football,” reads part of the statement sent to Alupo.

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