Last week, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) called for consultative meetings with Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League clubs that will feature in the 2020/2021 season. Key on the agenda is the proposed league reforms.
The First meeting is with the top flight clubs reforms and Club slated for Wednesday 10th June, 2020 at the FUFA House in Mengo.
The UPL teams invited for this week’s meeting are; Vipers SC, KCCA FC, SC Villa, Busoga United, URA FC, BUL FC, Mbarara City FC, Express FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Kyetume FC, Police FC, Bright Stars FC, Onduparaka FC and newly promoted side MYDA all expected to be accompanied by the UPL Board.
However, the latest information indicates that Nine of the 14 invited teams will not take part in the Consultative meeting as planned.
These include SC Villa, Busoga United, BUL FC, Mbarara City FC, Express FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Kyetume FC, Bright Stars FC and Onduparaka FC.
This was confirmed in a letter signed by Mbarara City Football Club Chairman, Mwiine Mpaka on behalf of the other Eight teams.
“The invitation to discuss club licensing and league reforms in one meeting is ineffective and will not deliver the desired outcome of the meeting. The notice given is rather too short for us to make the necessary preparations and consultations. We had earlier planned for a similar meeting scheduled for June 18th, 2020 as communicated by yourself on the UPL forum,” the letter partly read.
“Owing to the above, therefore, we have unanimously agreed not to attend the scheduled meeting due on June 10th, 2020. The following suggestions are also proposed for better planning going forward. Organize a separate meeting for CEOs to discuss club licensing, organize a separate meeting for club chairmen to discuss strategic issues affecting the future of the league,” the letter added.
This translates into an expected attendance of only five teams in Vipers SC, KCCA FC, Police FC, URA FC and MYDA at the meet.
The second meeting involving FUFA Big League clubs is scheduled for Friday this week.