Ex Coach Bobby Can’t Sue Federation – FUFA Lawyer

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has dismissed reports indicating that sacked Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson is planning to take matters to the Courts of law.

Former Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson
Former Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson

Alex Luganda, Head of the Federations’ legal team told the media on Monday that there is no way Williamson can take FUFA to court because his contract was not terminated. Instead, according to Luganda, the Scottish-born coach was given a termination notice. Luganda says FUFA did not breach any contract when it gave the coach a notice early this month, insisting that the federation endeavored to give a three months notice.

The lawyer explained that is speaking to Bobby’s representatives and not the coach himself.  He says there is no reason why people should speculate that Bobby is suing FUFA, adding that some people, whom he did not name, are capitalizing on the issue to gain mileage as they prepare to take on Lawrence Mulindwa for the FUFA presidency.

Bobby Williamson was sacked two weeks ago although FUFA does not indicate if it was failure to register good results or any other matters. Williamson who had been with the Cranes team for four years was axed a few days after the team’s return from Liberia where they lost 2-0 in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Luganda explained that although sorting out Bobby’s issue has no time limit, they are doing everything possible to get him sorted and perhaps pay him for the three months so that it’s a closed chapter.

Already over 10 coaches have applied for the position to replace the Scotsman.

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