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AG speaks on FUFA's legal status

By Swalley Kenyi

Added 30th November 2016 03:56 PM

Currently, FUFA has two factions led by Moses Magogo and another by a disgruntled group of former players.

AG speaks on FUFA's legal status

The Mengo FUFA has taken Walusimbi’s group to court for vandalism and assault

Currently, FUFA has two factions led by Moses Magogo and another by a disgruntled group of former players.

The Attorney General's office has explained that the current standoff in local football administration is a result of a court injunction that Dan Walusimbi has secured against cancellation of a Certificate of Incorporation he holds.

Richard Adrole of the AG's office said that until the injunction is disposed of, the process of registering a football federation recognised by National Council of Sports (NCS) is not possible.

He said that the de facto FUFA at Mengo submitted an application to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to manage football but it can only be fast-trucked until after the court case.

Currently, FUFA has two factions led by Moses Magogo, the known federation that sits at Mengo, and another one by a disgruntled group of former players led by Walusimbi.

The Walusimbi group is armed with a Certificate of Incorporation from the ministry and has insisted that Magogo's administration occupies FUFA House illegally.

Twice now the group has forced their way into FUFA House with the view to oust Magogo and his staff only to be restrained by the Police.

The Mengo FUFA has since taken Walusimbi's group to court for vandalism and assault.

As the year concludes, NCS has issued a statement saying, "A sports association only becomes a recognised or compliant National Sports Association/Federation after securing Certificate of Recognition from NCS".

In the five page statement, NCS chairman Bosco Onyik blamed the current confusion in football on delay of the de facto federation to apply for a Certificate of Incorporation from which Walusimbi took advantage.

In the same category like FUFA, is the rowing association that also has two factions fighting for legitimacy.

But Onyik said the rowing factions are willing to bury their differences to merge and register one body.

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