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SDCA calls for talks

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd November 2004 03:00 AM

THE Super Division Clubs Association (SDCA) insist sports state minister Okello Oryem must first put in place a law governing sports, before he directs FUFA on what to do.

THE Super Division Clubs Association (SDCA) insist sports state minister Okello Oryem must first put in place a law governing sports, before he directs FUFA on what to do.

By Sabiiti Muwanga

THE Super Division Clubs Association (SDCA) insist sports state minister Okello Oryem must first put in place a law governing sports, before he directs FUFA on what to do.
SDCA secretary Kavuma Kabenge, reacting to the ministers suggestion that his new policy will regulate the soccer governing body FUFA, said the minister does not have power to act on local associations.
Kabenge, who is also club secretary for Express FC and FUFA delegate, suggested that since the law was not yet in force political goodwill on the part of government was key to the smooth running of football.
“We would rather have all stakeholders talk and discuss the way forward, than having the minister continue to threaten others,” Kabenge said.
The 1964 NCS Act, created in the days of pure amateur sport, is what NCS uses to regulate national associations. A new sports policy has been finalised, but is yet to be discussed by parliament.
“As a lawyer, the minister should know better. Policy cannot be used to govern a public institution. For the minister to say he is going to employ the sports policy to run football is like Nasur banning Express in the seventies,” Kavuma charged.
Abdallah Nasur was governor of Kampala in the Idi Amin era, and banned leading soccer club Express because of hooliganism by its fans. Oryem has threatened to disband FUFA, if they abandon a schedule to hold polls this year, and instead change their constitution.
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