Fufa hold consultative meeting despite clubs’ absence

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) together with the Uganda Premier League board went on to hold a consultative meeting despite absence of nine clubs.

The meeting held at Fufa house in Mengo on Wednesday June 10th with the main issue being the plans for the 2020/2021 season.

Fufa had invited Premier League clubs to discuss matters relating to the 2020/21 season and the club licensing programme.

KCCA FC Vice-Chairman Aggrey Ashaba

The league CEO Bernard Bainamani had invited Vipers SC, KCCA FC, SC Villa, Busoga United, URA FC, Express FC, and BUL FC.

Others are Mbarara City FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Kyetume FC, Police FC, Bright Stars FC and Onduparaka FC and newly-promoted side MYDA FC.

Nine clubs snubbed the meeting

However, up to nine clubs refused the meeting claiming that the issues to discuss in the meeting are not so important.

These include SC Villa, Busoga United, BUL FC, Mbarara City FC, Express FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Kyetume FC, Bright Stars FC and Onduparaka FC.

URA FC  General Secretary Moses Kaduyu

They wrote to Fufa and UPL on Tuesday to confirm that they would not be part of the Fufa-UPL board meeting.

“The invitation to discuss club licensing and league reforms in one meeting is ineffective and will not deliver the desired outcome of the meeting,” part of a letter signed by Mbarara City Chairman Mwine Mpaka on behalf of the nine objecting chairmen.

Moses Magogo attended Fufa meeting

Nevertheless, Fufa went ahead to hold the consultative meeting after it had cancelled the 2019/20 season and awarded the title to Vipers SC.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo

During the meeting, Fufa sent notification to clubs in the other leagues for a similar meeting on different dates as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Fufa president Moses Magogo, the UPL Board and Fufa Club Licensing Committee are undersood to have attended the meeting.

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