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Ugandan government and football association at loggerheads

Ugandan government and football association at loggerheads


The Ugandan government and its football association are at loggerheads.

The misunderstanding came after the government gave an ultimatum for Uganda’s football body to register as a trustee or risk being banned.

The Uganda Football Association has up till the end of June to abide by the requirements but has refused to submit citing a possible FIFA ban.

While Uganda’s sports minister argues that all national federations are supposed to be governed by Ugandan laws, the football federation vice president says registering as a trustee is against the FIFA statutes.

Uganda’s football body believes registering as a trustee will give the sports ministry powers to throw out elected football federation officials.

Federation officials have communicated the government request to FIFA and are still waiting for a response.

Press Agencies