Emphasis on Transparency as FUFA Inducts Judicial Bodies
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has a vision to become the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the pitch and that comes with several aspects.
In a bid to attain the aforementioned vision, FUFA through its Mission of developing, promoting and protecting the game must keep the preserve on the values through regulations.
On Saturday 16th February 2019, FUFA held a one day retreat for the different judicial bodies. The workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel was first aimed at inducting the several committees but having members go through orientation.
The FUFA Legal Committee and FUFA Players Status Committee were invited for the orientation as well because of the nature of their work they handle in relation to football matters.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo who was the main Instructor emphasised transparency to the different committees when executing their duties.
‘It is another milestone for the game of football as we move towards our vision of becoming the number one football nation in Africa on and off the pitch. In order to uphold the ethics of the game, we need strong judicial bodies that are impartial, transparent and committed’ said Magogo before adding;
‘As FUFA we shall give the judicial bodies necessary support. Those that are found guilty must be put to book while the innocent ones need to be given their liberty to serve football again’
‘Judicial bodies are supposed to provide fast and fair justice to football stakeholders. We are also supposed to protect the game against vices like predetermination of results, hooliganism and corruption’ added the experienced Magogo who is a FIFA Instructor and CAF Executive Committee Member with vast knowledge on football matters.
In some of the aspects discussed at the retreat included; roles of judicial bodies, clarity on the time frame under which the cases must be handled from the time of occurrence, hearing to communication.
Counsel Diana Nabuuso the chairperson of the FUFA Appeals Committee believes the retreat was important for different committees to know their roles.
‘I thank FUFA for this workshop because we have known our respective roles better. In the past there has been a backlog of cases which we want to avoid. We promise commitment and transparency’ noted Nabuuso.
FUFA Disciplinary Committee (Adjudicatory) Chairman, Hillal Hussein also shared similar sentiments indicating in a bid to protect the game, ethics must be upheld and thus the law must be followed to the dot without fear or favour.
‘The disciplinary committee is composed of experienced people and we promise to uphold the values of the game. We want to eliminate violence, hooliganism and wrong doers in the game and that must be done by being strict on the regulations’ added Hillal
Former Uganda Cranes player Dan Obote who is a member on the Dispute Resolution chamber promised to have disputes settled amicably.
‘We have had scenario of many players running to FUFA because of breach of contracts by clubs. Our committee will help to settle such cases and promise to offer justice’
The FUFA Judicial bodies were set up following a decision at the 94th General Assembly held on 20th October 2018 at White Horse Inn in Kabale District after the term of the previous bodies had expired.
FUFA Judicial Bodies
FUFA Investigatory Chamber
- Nuru Muhammed – Chairpeson
- Luis Tumwesigye – Vice Chairperson
- Christopher Mugisha – Member
- Gilbert Nyaika – Mmeber
- Yusuf Kaggwa- Member
FUFA Ethics Committee
- Darius Ruta- Chairperson
- Hudson Katumba- Vice Person
- John Bosco Masiko- Member
- Kasim Nsimbe- Member
- Kenneth Nkumiro- Member
FUFA Disciplinary Committee
- Hussein Hilal – Chairperson
- James Muwawu- Vice Chairperson
- Dirisa Kasaliwe- Member
- Margaret Kubingi- Member
- Hamidu Kasinde- Mmeber
FUFA Dispute Resolution Chamber
- Peter Emojong – Chairperson
- Andrew Lule- Vice Person
- Dan Obote- Mmeber
- Nobert Kazibwe- Member
- Harriet Nattabi- Member
FUFA Appeals Committee
- Diana Nabuuso – Chairperson
- Musa Kabega- Vice Person
- Hussein Lwembawo- Member
- Lajan Livingstone – Member
- Sabiiti Muwanga- Member
FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel
- Deo Mutabazi-Chairperson
- Serunjogi Robert
- George Kabwimukya-Member
FUFA Referees Disciplinary Panel
- Ali Tomusange -Chairperson
- Jamil Sewanyana
- Deo Mutabazi
Note: FUFA LEGAL COMMITTEE-Advices FUFA on Legal matters
Ojok Odur- Chairman
Edgar Agaba- V/chairman
Kabega Musa- Member
Chandia Alex- Member
FUFA PLAYERS’ STATUS COMMITTEE
Ochom Richard- Chairman
Mawadri Charles Delson- V/Chairman
Kalungi Edward- Member
Mohammed Faisal- Member
Sejjengo Sulaiman- Member
MAIN PHOTO: Group Photo-Members of various FUFA Judicial Bodies at Imperial Royale Hotel