The long awaited case involving USL versus Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and Bunamwaya/Vipers Sports club has been adjourned till the 13th March 2015.

At a special session held on Tuesday at the Civil court premises at Twed Towers in Kampala, FUFA and Bunamwaya/Vipers had served court with a request of USL winding up business (insolvency).

Justice Benjamin Kabiito called for the case adjournment after USL through their lead lawyer; Counsel Mulema Ssempala Mukasa notified court that the time of the notice service was too short and practically impossible to lodge a defence.

The notice from FUFA and Bunamwaya/Vipers was served on Tuesday morning, just an hour to the start of the court session. It is therefore practically impossible to file a defence now owing to the company insolvency Act and all its proceedings

USL lawyer, Mukasa told Kawowo Sports.


Counsel Muhammed Bazirenggedde (extreme left) during a break

Drama at Court:

There was drama as the second case involving USL/Super Sport versus FUFA did not kick off as the judge, Yasin Nyanzi, who was supposed to handle the case did not show up.

There are reports however that no judge had been assigned to handle the case by the court registrar. Perhaps, USL has already filed another court order barring Azam Television from the live televising of Uganda Premier league matches.

It is a sure deal. We have already filed a court injunction since the old one was expiring on Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Andrew Oluka, a USL lawyer, working with Muwema and Company Advocates and Solicitors assured Kawowo Sports.

FUFA’s Alex Luganda has however assured the case is done and dusted.

USL is now buying time because by the look of things, they have already lost the battle

Counsel Luganda said after the brief session attended by FUFA’s CEO, Edgar Watson and a barrage of sports journalists.

FUFA has been represented by the lawyers, Richard Omongole, Evans Ocen, Alex Luganda.

Until 13th March 2015, the fate of the clubs, AZAM TV and the league live coverage on television remains undecided although the league matches will move on as scheduled.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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