Friday 26 October 2012

Uganda`s FUFA given nod by Kampala court to run football affairs

By Fred Maingi

Federation of Uganda Football Association(FUFA) has received a sigh of relief  after a Kampala  court dismissed a case lodged by  a one Zubairi Galiwango who wanted the current executive  to be thrown out.
    Galiwango sought Nakawa High court intervention  arguing that the term of  the  current officials led by Chairman Lawrence Mulindwa had expired.
The case was dismissed on grounds that the application was invalid. However, Galiwango insists that he will appeal.

Galiwango insisted  FUFA executive had extended their mandate in office  adding that their continued stay in office is illegal, null and void. He said the defendants ceased to be executive members of FUFA when the general assembly of FUFA was dissolved on August 25th, 2012.

   Fufa executive  comprise of  Mulindwa,  Anthony Kimuli, Moses Magogo, Livingstone Kyambadde,Chris Kalibbala,Patrick Egwal,Mujib Kasule,  Issa Magoola, Edgar Watson Suubi and FUFA super League ltd.

Galiwango wanted the entire federation disbanded to pave way for fresh elections adding that the  current team was involved with alleged acts of forgery and fraud .

He wanted court to issue a permanent injunction order restraining the defendants from holding the said offices.

  Mulindwa  was backed  by a  strong legal team that included lawyers Evans Ochieng, Ambrose Tebiasa and Alex Luganda of Ochieng, Harimwomugasho &co advocates .They pleade with the court to dismiss the case on grounds that the plaintiff's application is invalid and that the Nakawa high court had no jurisdiction to handle the case.

  According  to the complainant, FUFA delegates amended their constitution which dissolved all components that constitute the integral parts that form the embattled federation.

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