9 September 2004

Uganda: FUFA Remember Finally That FIFA Can Help Get Pros

Kampala — FUFA, who have so far failed to lure back their two top professional players -Argentina-based Ibrahim Sekajja and Major League Soccer's Sulaiman Tenywa - plan finally to invoke FIFA rules on international games.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) assistant secretary Zubair Galiwango turned up for the Top Radio Super League press conference yesterday at Mengo with all previous communications to the Argentina and United States FAs, and said that writing to FIFA will be the next option.

FIFA can ban the two players from playing for their clubs if they fail to honour Cranes games.

The two did not play in Cranes 0-2 defeat to Burkina Faso but have been named in the team to play South Africa at Namboole on October 10.

"We are now going to hand over the issue to FIFA." Galiwango said.

The two players last played for Uganda against DR Congo and have not given any satisfactory reason for their absence.

Insiders say the professional players are unhappy with their allowances and with some Cranes and FUFA officials, while other reports say opponents of FUFA have discouraged them from returning.

Players called for South Africa match:

P. Omwony, I. Mugisha, H. Muwonge, T. Semwogerere, E. Ssali, A. Mwesigwa, B. Kimbugwe, S. Serunjogi, S. Mubiru, I. Emuge, N. Kasule, I. Sebalata, T. Ojara, J. Kabagambe, M. Lule, A. Bajope, H. Mubiru, P. Ssenyonjo, J. Bagoole, A. Tabula, D. Obua, A. Kadogo, L. Segawa, I. Mulyanga, I. Sekajja, S. Tenywa, N. Kizito, P. Ssozi, J. Odoch, T. Batabaire, J. Kyambadde, M. Nsubuga, R. Katsigazi and R. Sejjemba.

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