Barely three months into the topflight division, newly promoted side SC Victoria University has threatened to end their business with the Fufa Super League (FSL) by January 31st, 2013 in case the league organisers fail on their promise to bring sponsors and television coverage on board.
According to impeccable sources from the University club, the management is unhappy with the league organisers for failing to deliver on their promises and thus they can’t associate with them beyond that period unless otherwise.
“As of now, we comply with the FSL as we evaluate the situation and wait on any sponsorship deal as promised. If no development on the issue, we are ready to close business by January 31st next year”, a source at the club which preferred anonymity told Kawowo Sports.
“As a club, we wanted exposure through television coverage of our league games plus some sponsorship packages but we feel the FSL has not lived to its promise”, the source further revealed.
To make the matter very serious, the club has issued contract termination letters to its technical staff plus five members from the playing staff. They will however still serve the club till January 31st and in case of a positive twist, their contracts will be renewed.
“It’s true the club has issued these letters to five players plus the entire technical team but you never know what happens between now and that time. All I can confirm is that they are still employees of the club”, a top official who preferred anonymity told Kawowo Sports.
It should be noted that Fufa Spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa before the kick off of the FSL 2012/13 season promised all clubs that Supersport and Uganda Breweries had already confirmed their sponsorship to the FSL something that enticed many clubs including SCVU to opt out of the USL but since then, nothing has changed as both companies are still with the USL despite its legality issues as the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) doesn’t recognise it.
SC Victoria University’s decision to pull out comes at a time after the Minister of Education Jessica Alupo issued an ultimatum to both FSL and USL to settle their divergences so as have one league by January 31st.
In one of the meeting with both warring factions, the minister insisted that the two sides must burry their hatchet and work together for promotion of the game and promised to have another meeting with the 16 super league representatives to decide on which league they would fancy playing in.
As usual, we shall keep you posted on the developments.