Fufa to address Busoga United ownership controversy

By Esther Muwonge

In a bid to realize professionalism in Ugandan football, the governing body, Fufa, will be having an impromptu meeting on Monday June 22. This will be aimed at discussing the simmering tensions emerging at Busoga United football club.

On Thursday June 18, Fufa received a letter from the Prime Minister of the Busoga Kingdom. Herein, it was stipulated by Joseph Muvawala, the Katuukiro (Prime Minister) of Busoga, that the Kingdom had just learnt, that it was allocated 2% of the ownership shares of Busoga United FC.

Yet, Muvawala added in part, that they never knew, that they had shares in Busoga United, as has always been presented by Dinah Nyago, the club President. Although this matter is quite grave and complex, Florence Nakiwala, the Fufa Third vice-President said that they should be able to find solutions to it, when they meet on Monday, to discuss it.

According to Muvawala, the document, that shows the allotment of Busoga United shares bears signatures of reported Kingdom officials, which do not appear legitimate. In fact, Muvawala called for an extensive investigation into this matter, where Nyago is presented as the majority shareholder with 51% while Jinja Secondary School, where Nyago is head teacher, has 35% shares.

In addition, Muvawala noted, that because the Kyabazinga is a fountain of Honour, the Kingdom did not feel it was appropriate to be associated with such scrupulous dealings. Nakiwala, who supervises the Licensing committee said that they will study whatever is presented to them carefully, to ensure, that it is settled well without affecting the game of football.

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