He has traversed both sides, made many foes and apprentices alike but FA Vice President in-charge of FSL, Mujib Kasule’s rubbishing Retired Major Jessica Alupo’s condemnation of two parallel football leagues might rub the hard-talking former UPDF commando the hard way.
Alupo, the Cabinet Minister for Education and Sports, on Tuesday night during an interview said that no league in Uganda is authentic as yet.
The FUFA Super League, which is recognized by the world soccer body FIFA and CAF, kicked off last month, while a rival League organised by the Uganda Super League Ltd (USLL) started last Friday.
Although the USLL previously had the mandate to organise the League as a private entity, the mandate was withdrawn last year by the FA.
But the top officials of USLL have gone ahead to challenge the decision arguing that they have a binding contract with sponsors Uganda Breweries Ltd and SuperSport, and thus organised a league.
Alupo said that since the Solicitor General of government pronounced that the current FA is not legitimate, since it registered as a company contrary to the Ugandan laws, their league cannot be the right one, nor the rival league.
“We shall call all parties together and organise the football house,” said Alupo.
But Mujib told sources that they will continue with the league which is recognised by FIFA.
“Do not take what the Minister is saying seriously because it’s wrong. We have done everything in the right channels and will continue to organise the game of football,” he said.