Moses Magogo Hassim – People are just uninformed about Fufa’s UPL teams reduction proposal. The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Moses Magogo has dismissed the critics of his proposal.
Magogo aims to cut the Uganda Premier League from 16 teams to 12. In addition, this has received a lot of criticism from the public.
However, Moses Magogo Hassim claims that the critics of his proposal are just misinformed about this proposal.
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“I’ve heard a lot but from people who are not informed about the proposals. In addition, and are reacting anyhow,” Moses Magogo Hassim said while appearing on his weekly talk show on FUFA FM.
“The executive birthed the idea which will be discussed by all stakeholders so I don’t know why there is uproar.”
According to him, the league in total will consist of 28 teams including the 12 in the top flight.
“We want a professional league of 28 clubs,” he noted.
“Twelve teams will play in the top flight, 16 in the second league and 12 in the reserve league and all players will be allowed to feature in all of the leagues.”
“We think this will make players more competitive through the many games,” Moses Magogo Hassim explained.
He also revealed that some clubs are not run properly and players have been asking about their management that’s why they want to reduce them.
“You have a League team like Tooro United where players write to us asking about its ownership. In addition, and delayed salary payments, and you think that’s a professional League?”
The FUFA boss also claims that the teams will be tasked to create a professional environment.
“Teams will be required to own a stadium and a training ground in the next five years. Therefore such will easily help the league secretariat to get sponsors and more money in the league,” Moses Magogo Hassim noted.
Magogo’s proposal has received criticism from players like Denis Onyango, Moses Waiswa among others while Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry defended his bosses by refusing players to comment about it.