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FUFA seeks court protection

FUFA president Magogo.
FUFA president Magogo.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Moses Magogo on Tuesday petitioned  the High Court in Kampala seeking an injunction against The Registered Trustees of Federation of Uganda Football Association.  The group is led by Daniel Walusimbi.

Magogo wants Walusimbi and the disgruntled ex-footballers to be blocked from interfering with the ongoing business at FUFA. They want court to stop them from holding out as managers of all FUFA assets, making defamatory statements against FUFA and making any form of communication to existing FUFA sponsors,  Africa and world soccer governing bodies CAF and FIFA or any body claiming to be the official representatives of FUFA,  until the disposal of the main suit.

Through Ochieng Associated Advocates and Solicitors Magogo says Walusimbi and his group should be ordered 100 metres away from any known asset, property, any activity or scheduled program of FUFA, because their recent actions have greatly affected the preparation for the AFCON tournament in Gabon 2017.

Magogo warned that unless they are reprimanded and permanently restrained from further in-sensitive action, the nation shall risk dire sanctions from the world football governing body FIFA.

According to court documents, on November 14 Walusimbi mobilized others and stormed the official headquarters of FUFA at Mengo claiming to be the office bearers and demanded that the President and other staff vacate the building, on top of destroying property therein.

Now Magogo contends that he has sought court’s intervention because the  same group is threatening to burn the building  at a time when the federation is working over speed to prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon next year.


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