The Ugandan Football fraternity is set for continued power struggles. Reports suggest that Uganda Super League Chairman, Kavuma Kabenge has been kicked out of the Jinja Declaration Committee (JDC). FUFA spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa in a report posted on the official FUFA website states that Kabenge was relieved of his duties at a meeting convened at FUFA House and attended by FIFA official Mamelodi and other football administrators.
The Jinja Declaration Committee is a body that was set up to spearhead the professionalisation of the Uganda Super League and had five adhoc members. These include: Julius Kavuma Kabenge, Issa Magoola, Moses Magogo, Richard Omongole and Jimmy Ssegawa Ebil. However, these reports now mean a change of guard. According to the statement released by Rogers Mulindwa:
“After a long debate, KCC FC Vice Chairperson, John Mutenda, a co-director with Kabenge on the USL board moved the motion to relieve Kabenge of the duties on the JDC which was applauded by all members. Newly appointed Vice President in charge of USL Mujib Kasule’s name was proposed and approved unanimously.” The same report also states that the Uganda Super League Chief Executive officer, Ssegawa Jimmy was retained on the five-man committee.
This move is bound to meet resistance from Uganda Super league officials Fred Muwema and Kavuma Kabenge. For those optimisticly thinking (hoping!) that the squabbles between the football big wigs was finally drawing to a close, this latest development will disappoint. W are yet to get responses from the USL directors and FIFA development Officer Ashford Mamelodi, who was said to have been at the meeting. Let us know what you think of this development in your comments below. You can read the FUFA report by clicking here