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Funding African Sports: Federation of Uganda Football Association wrangles have taken a new twist

The legal action comes after a long time wrangle between FUFA Limited and the registered trustees of FUFA under the stewardship of Dan Walusimbi who dragged FUFA limited to court accusing it for illegally managing the national football.

Immediately after Uganda cranes ended a 38-year-old history by beating Comoros to qualify for the Africa cup of Nations the accusations against FUFA Ltd and its president opened.

The first one was Uganda cranes coach Micho Sredojevic who disclosed to the nation that he has been working for over seven months without being paid by the Association.

This also followed the allegations by the Uganda cranes players that FUFA president Moses Magogo has backtracked on his promise to reward each player with 34 million shillings upon beating Comoros.

According to Uganda’s daily New vision, FUFA Ltd was incorporated as a company and therefore, cannot manage national football as per the National Council of sports 2014 regulations. The suit has been filed against FUFA Ltd, Lawrence Mulindwa who is the former president of the association, Jasper Aligawesa and Kyeyago Kaggwa who serve as directors of the Association while Moses Magogo and Edgar Watson are chief Executive officers.

The civil court registrar Alex Ajiji has given them 15days to respond to the accusations raised by Dan Walusimbi.

In the suit, the football association stated that before its registration in 2014 under the Trustees Incorporation Act, it was founded in 1924 and affiliated to FIFA in 1959 and since then it has been administering football in Uganda under the supervision of Nation Council of Sports with a binding constitution and delegates according to Uganda’s daily New vision.

The trustees of FUFA that include Chris Rwanika, Hassan Mutasa and Moses Embuga said that in 2009 FUFA Ltd changed its name to Nkwanga Construction and Supplies LTD as guarantors.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“After incorporation it purported to administer and manage football in Uganda under the pretext that they were the legal arm of the plaintiff FUFA which caused confusion in public as to whom between the plaintiff and defendant was to administer football”[/perfectpullquote]

, reads part of the suit, According to Uganda’s daily new vision.

However, the suit filed through Mulindwa &Athiang Advocates claims that despite all the opinions and regulations in place, Moses Magogo and his co-accused have gone ahead to act in disregard.

The association says that as a result of their illegal operations, it has lost things like financial earning and time. It also wants court to issue a permanent injunction against Magogo and his team restraining them from passing off and holding out as a National association.


Featured Photo: Dan Walusimbi (Photo Credit: RABBLE-ROUSER)

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