March 5, 2013

Alupo Summons Teams in Rival Bell Lager League

The Minister of Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo will today meet top leaders of the 15 teams featuring in the rival Bell Super League as she tries to solve the squabbles affecting the sport.

Alupo confirmed to Uganda Radio Network on Monday night that she came to the decision to meet the clubs before she submits her report to the cabinet on the status of the leagues in the country.

Uganda has had two parallel Leagues for the last five months, with the FUFA Super League recognized by the FA and the Bell Super League under Uganda Super League Limited (USSL) with sponsors

Uganda Breweries Limited and Super Sport who injected over US$500,000. However last December the government intervened and decided after their findings, they will decide to have only one League.

Omara Apitta, the Commissioner in-charge of Sports in the Ministry confirmed this morning that apart from the 15 Bell Lager Super League teams, the Federation of the Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has also been invited because they are shareholders in USSL. Edgar Watson, the FA Chief Executive Officer will represent the Federation.

The clubs invited to attend the meeting with the Minister today include; Maroons FC, SC Villa,  Express FC, Proline FC, Simba FC, Masaka FC, Police FC, Entebbe Young, Bunamwaya FC, Kira Young, KCCA FC, SC Victoria, Bidco, URA FC and  Water FC.

Last month a group of FIFA officials also met Alupo and her officials together with FUFA  to explain to them that they only recognized the FUFA Super League and what the implications could be if the government decided otherwise.

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