30 September 2009

Uganda: Finally Fufa, Proline Meet

Kampala — Soccer lovers will hope the long standing impasse between the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and Proline Soccer Academy ends when the two finally meet at Fufa House today.

Fufa and Proline officials have not seen eye to eye since the country's soccer governing body expelled Nalubaale FC, a club whose rights Proline are said to have acquired, from the National Super League on August 17.

Proline then dragged Fufa to court and a subsequent 21-day suspension of the league was issued by High Court Judge Kibuuka Musoke last Friday to give the two parties a chance to settle their grievances out of court.

A letter signed by Fufa Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson but not copied to any third party was yesterday delivered to Proline Academy inviting them to the 4pm closed door meeting at Fufa House.

Academy director Mujib Kasule confirmed receipt of the invitation and hoped for the best out of the meeting.

"This is an encouraging step. It's good we are now taking the right stride out of court and I hope we solve this for the sake of the game."

Fufa legal committee chairperson Geoffrey Nsamba when contacted confirmed the meeting would take place today. "I can't go much into it. You'll get everything after the meeting," Nsamba said.

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