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CAF sends its annual threat

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th December 2005 03:00 AM

AFTER an exchange of pleasantries last week at which CAF boss Issa Hayatou congratulated FUFA for electing a new executive, the African soccer governing body has turned back to business very fast and is demanding sh22.8m.

AFTER an exchange of pleasantries last week at which CAF boss Issa Hayatou congratulated FUFA for electing a new executive, the African soccer governing body has turned back to business very fast and is demanding sh22.8m.

By Fred Kaweesi and Norman Katende

AFTER an exchange of pleasantries last week at which CAF boss Issa Hayatou congratulated FUFA for electing a new executive, the African soccer governing body has turned back to business very fast and is demanding sh22.8m.

Uganda will have its affiliation to CAF and representation in next year’s continental engagements suspended if $12,351 (sh22.8m) subscription fees arrears are not settled. FUFA has never settled this fee before December.

In a letter dated December 27, the organising committee for inter-clubs competitions decided on an automatic suspension if the arrears are not cleared by January 31 2006. Uganda will also not vote at the CAF assembly next month.

FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa’s private press secretary Fred Kateregga acknowledged that the federation had received notice of the debt, accumulated by the executive of the former president Denis Obua.

“Mulindwa is aware of the debt and all efforts are being made to have it cleared before the deadline,” said Kateregga.

League champions Police and Kakungulu Cup winners URA FC will represent the country in the MTN Champions’ League and Confederation Cup respectively next year.

Meanwhile, settling the FUFA House -Swift Commodities dilemma and review of the secretariat will be high among the key things that FUFA president Mulindwa will focus on when he finally gets the FUFA files today.

“The biggest problem has been the secretariat. There are no records and that is what you must have in order to start acting,” said Mulindwa.

The executive committee suspended a decision to sack all workers until the normalisation committee hands over the files to them.

The function, which was postponed from last week, will start at 4pm according to FUFA public relations officer Aldrine Nsubuga.

The normalisation committee, led by James Sekajugo had by yesterday finished compiling all the reports and were ready to hand them over, Nsubuga said.

Swift Commodities possess the FUFA House land title, given to them by the Obua executive who claim they handed it in as security when they borrowed sh278m from them. The title was registered under a private company, FUFA Limited.

Meanwhile, adds Douglas Mazune, all is not well in Egypt, where Uganda is playing in the LG Cup.

Reports from Cairo state that coach Abbas Mohammed locked chief de mission Fred Barenzi, players Hassan Mubiru and Ibrahim Mugisha, out of a players’ briefing at Concorde El Salam Hotel after they arrived two minutes late.

Assistant Sam Ssimbwa failed to convince Abbas to change his mind.

The players later complained to their officials about the coach’s abusive language.

CAF sends its annual threat

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