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FUFA Holds Successful Maiden Monthly Breakfast Meeting With UPL Clubs



The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has held it’s first monthly breakfast meeting with Uganda Premier League clubs representatives.

The meeting which was chaired by FUFA president Eng Moses Magogo, took place on Monday, August, 24 at May Apple Hall, Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

The issues concerning the Covid-19 relief grants from the World Football governing body (FIFA) and the African Football ruling body (CAF) headlined the meeting’s agender plus the possible return of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

“As we FUFA, we had a promise to initiate FUFA-UPL breakfast monthly meetings, we have delivered. Let us remain supportive as we continue to involve the different parties. We all have a common agenda which is sport. There is a lot of value addition. We must protect the brand of the UPL, it is a baby we must protect at all times. FUFA is in control of these funds (COVID-19) funds,” said Magogo via on the FUFA website.

He added, “The objective is to compensate losses by making payments directly to the club accounts. We also have to ensure that football eventually resumes since you are aware that there are 22 unfinished matches that have to be completed before the season new season resumes in October 2020.”

At the meeting, Magogo was flanked by members of the FUFA Executive, Uganda Premier League board chairperson Arinaitwe Rugyendo, the board members, club chairmen, Chief Executive Officers (CEO), other officials as well as the media members.

On issues concerning the StarTimes sponsorship package, the UPL Chairman Bainaman noted that the final batch of the sponsorship money by league sponsors has been delayed following the abrupt end of the league due to Coronavirus.

“The 2019-20 StarTimes Uganda Premier League was unique in such a way that the Coronavirus pandemic caused an abrupt end of the season. This brought a situation where the remaining patch of the sponsors’ money has not been paid and there is a fraction is being discussed,” he said.

UPL Chairman Bernard Bainaman

On the possible return of football in the post COVID-19 epoch, FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza noted that they are engaging government officials on a systematic return with Standard Operating Procedures.

“There is need to return to the fields of play by yesterday rather than tomorrow. FUFA continues to engage Government through the National Council of Sports and Ministry of Health on how football can best return, even without fans in respect of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s),” Kiiza said.

FUFA Deputy CEO, Decolas Kiiza | FUFA Media

Other members who attended the meeting were Justus Mugisha (1st Vice President), Darius Mugoye (2nd Vice President), Edgar Watson (Chief Executive Officer), Humphrey Mandu (Deputy CEO – Services), Decolas Kiiza (Deputy CEO – Football), Denis Lukambi (Head of Legal), Aisha Nalule (FUFA Competitions Director), Esther Musoke (FUFA Marketing Director) and Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Communications Director).

Also, Ivan Kintu Bayige (FUFA Club Licensing manager), Swalley Kenyi (FUFA Member Associations Officer), Sadam Bulega (FUFA Marketing Assistant), Arinaitwe Rugyendo (UPL Board Chairman), Fred Guy Kawuma (UPL Member), Bernard Bainamani (CEO, Uganda Premier League), Gordon Mundeyi (Communications and Marketing Officer, UPL), Alex Luganda (UPL Legal officer) graced the meet.

Club representatives present in the inaugural meeting were Diana Nyago (Chairperson, Busoga United), George William Mulindwa (Chairperson, Vipers), Kiryowa Kiwanuka (Chairperson Express – Via Conference), Hassan Lule (Chairperson, Wakiso Giants), Ronnie Mutebi (Chairperson, Bright Stars), Ruben Mubiru Kaggwa (Chairperson, Kyetume – via Conference) Shawn Mubiru (CEO, SC Villa), Moses Kaddu (Administrator, KCCA), Fahad Lumu (CEO, Police), Ashraf Miiro (CEO, UPDF), Ahmed Kongola (CEO, BUL) and Ceaser Lebeja (URA).

The second meeting will be held on 28th September, 2020.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge



Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.



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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?



The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail



Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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