Luzira based Maroons Football Club is still in the abyss for another footballing season if news coming from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) headquarters in Mengo is to go by.
FUFA has today communicated the reinstatement of Water football club back to the FUFA Big league but Asaph Mwebaze’s team bankrolled by Uganda Prisons was not discussed a thing that won’t go well with Commissioner General Johnson Byabashaija.
Maybe they didn’t not appeal and Water FC did!
The development follows the FUFA Executive meeting that took place at FUFA House on Tuesday. “Water has been reinstated back to the FUFA Big league. This was after the Executive committee ruled in their favor on Tuesday”, FUFA media officer, Ahmed Hussein told the media this morning at FUFA House.
The 2014/15 top league starting August shall be called the Uganda Premier League, with Fufa retaining authority on the football side and the USLL secretariat running the commercial bit of the topflight competition after the duo penned a MoU – agreeing to work together.
But unconfirmed reports from Mengo seem to suggest that they will stamp their feet to ensure Maroons play in the Big League next season if they appeal anyway, and not Uganda Premier League. Their stand is of ‘we need to show you who is boss here.
Maroons are probably being punished for opting to play in USL league last season and not FSL. Fufa withdrew powers to run the topflight competition from the USL before the 2012/13 season and instead created its own, the FUFA Super League which saw Maroons and Water stick to USL while other clubs double-teamed.
But one wonders; if this marriage of convenience is trully for football, mustn’t all hatchets be buried once and for all?