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SOS react to Mbidde expulsion

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th January 2005 03:00 AM

DENNIS Mbidde has vowed to continue fighting the poor administration of FUFA, even though he had been thrown out of the federation’s assembly by returning officer David Agong.

DENNIS Mbidde has vowed to continue fighting the poor administration of FUFA, even though he had been thrown out of the federation’s assembly by returning officer David Agong.

By Norman Katende
DENNIS Mbidde has vowed to continue fighting the poor administration of FUFA, even though he had been thrown out of the federation’s assembly by returning officer David Agong.
Embattled Mbidde’s Rubaga delegate’s status came to an end when Agong announced re-election for Rubaga district, declaring his election ineligible as he was not a club official by December 14, the date for elections. Mbidde is a member of Save Our Soccer (SOS), a pressure group battling to clean FUFA’s administration.
“To us SOS, we won. We showed the public that the system does not work and you can not afford fighting it from inside. They will do anything to bring you down,” said Mbidde.
He criticised the system where the returning officer is the same officer who listens to the petitions and does not even give a chance to the delegates in question to defend themselves.
“Agong himself issued guidelines saying that three club representatives — not officials — are to attend the assembly. After, that he claims that we are not officials. There should be something to be streamlined.”
Asked what he was going to do, Mbidde said that they are now going to start their action.
“Abali balowooza nti olutalo luwedde, kati tugenda kutandika. Biri tubadde mu muzanyo,” said Mbidde in Luganda meaning that the war to clean FUFA by all means is going to start.
SOS lawyer Fred Muwema said that the system of cleaning FUFA from inside does not work since its of a small cocoon of people.
“It’s a group of people enclosed and you can not rely on them to change the football standards of the country,” said Muwema.
A press release from SOS chairman Aldrine Nsubuga said that the court case against FUFA was bound to continue. He also promised to start a parallel league in case incumbent FUFA boss Denis Obua is returned as president.
Geoffrey Odyek in Lira adds that FUFA presidential candidate Lawrence Mulindwa has said he is campaigning to oust Obua so as to put right the management in the federation.
Mulindwa made the remark when meeting FUFA zone three delegates at Bosslung Hotel in Lira on Wednesday.
He said that there has been mismanagement of FIFA funds during the incumbent Obua regime.
He denied claims that he is a plant by Obua.
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SOS react to Mbidde expulsion

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