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    Mutyaba: “Those FUFA Guys Are ‘Mad’ – They Haven’t Given Me Any Gov’t Money”…

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    Ex-Uganda Cranes player Mike 'Sulaiman' Mutyaba (L) has lately been in "not very good terms" with FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo over money issues

    Ex Uganda Cranes player, Sulaiman, also known as Mike Mutyaba has come out to refute FUFA’s (Federation of Uganda Football Association) claims that all Senior national team players received money in millions from the government through the local football governing body.

    The latest reports from the Uganda Cranes camp earlier on this week indicated that FUFA effected the payment of the outstanding bonuses owed to the Uganda Cranes CHAN team.

    Today, FUFA also publicly posted all the payments as they were made to National Senior Team Players for a period of the past 33 months (from July 2018-March 2021)

    According to FUFA, these payments are direct income by players and do not include any other expenses incurred on the team over the period.

    FUFA’s resolution to publicly post a list of all the beneficiaries, exposing exactly who received how much, for everyone else to see has since sparked mixed reactions from football lovers and the entire public, some are contented and impressed with how much millions each player is going to get, and others (so many) are utterly dissapointed with the same- stating that it was so unprofessional of such an authority to stoop so low to public opinions.

    Apparently, the public put Eng. Moses Magogo, the FUFA president under pressure to “account for every single coin” each player is meant to get.

    Reffering to the 30 man-list, former captain Dennis Onyango earned the highest (over 320m) with Mike Mutyaba, last on the list earning himself slightly under 13m.

    According to FUFA, more players than listed are paid by the federation.

    “These same players have earned from other fufa sources but this is only from Government,” FUFA further stated.

    However, Mutyaba, upon FUFA releasing the list has denied receiving any money from government through the same federation.

    “These FUFA guys need to see a doctor, I want to confirm that I have never received any money from FUFA concerning government money,” Mutyaba ranted on social media.

    “Stop fooling Ugandans! You should be ashamed of yourselves because this is too much,” he added, directing his anger towards FUFA and especially to the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo.

    Mutyaba had in the previous days led a protest campaign to demand that FUFA fulfills its end of the bargain, mostly concerning the CHAN tournament participants who Magogo said deserved to earn nothing after equally “putting nothing on table”.

    The Cranes notably had a very forgettable CHAN tournament where the team didn’t make it out of the group, also failing to register a single win in the competition. Magogo termed the poor performance as “shitty”, thus justifying that the players didn’t deserve to get paid from such a poor display.

    By Baron Kironde

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    FUFA Bans All Fans From Stadiums!…

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    Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium-Namboole

    FUFA has issued Circular number 1136 directing all clubs not to admit fans to the stadiums until further notice.

    The communication signed off by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza was issued on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

    The circular addressed to FUFA Members, Special Interest Groups of FUFA and Stakeholders reads;

    As you are all aware according to statistics from the Ministry of Health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda.

    FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watch FUFA organised and FUFA authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This is no longer tenable in the current situation.

    Therefore, in order to ensure the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff and all stakeholders, all matches shall be played without spectators or fans until further notice.

    “As we wind up the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the Uganda Cup there shall be no fans in the stadiums,” FUFA emphasised, encouraging teams to limit all other authorized personnel to the bear minimum.

    As per the warning, SOPs must be strictly observed and COVID-19 vaccination enhanced by football officials and players throughout the country.

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    Mukwala Joins Cranes Camp!…

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    URA striker Steven Mukwala has been summoned to the Cranes camp

    URA FC striker Steven Mukwala has joined the Uganda Cranes camp after a late call up by interim coach Abdallah Mubiru.

    The summoned squad of 34 players is preparing for an international friendly match against Bafana Bafana slated for 10th June 2021 in South Africa.

    Mukwala now joins three other tax collectors in the Cranes camp including his club captain Shafik Kagimu, Patrick Mbowa and Ivan Sserubiri to bring the number to four.

    URA’s number nine has so far had 20 goal involvements in 24 league appearances this season. Second, on the top scorers’ chart with only two goals less, Mukwala has scored 14 goals and assisted up to six times.

    The striker has already surpassed his last season’s tally where he scored 13 goals in 21 games hence finishing as the league’s top scorer of the 2019/20 season. The season was abandoned after 25 games due to the emergence of the Covid19 pandemic.

    The 21-year-old joins Mubiru’s side outfit hugely dominated by young players mostly featuring in the domestic league, while others make their debut appearances on the National team.

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    Fred Kajoba Deserts Vipers SC After Argument With His Boss…

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    Fred Kajoba

    Fred Kajoba has definitely left his role as head coach of Vipers Sports.

    According to local sports website Footbal256, Kajoba decided to end his relationship with Vipers SC after the club’s technical director Charles Masembe asked him to decide between Vipers and the Uganda Cranes.

    “When I went for our afternoon training session at Vipers, Mr. Masembe called me in his office and asked me to choose between Vipers and Uganda,” Kajoba told Football256.

    “Without thinking twice, I told him I choose Uganda, when Vipers hired me I was working with the Uganda Cranes and I will always choose the Cranes any day over any club job.”

    “So I have resigned from the job, I have said my good byes to the players and I am leaving the premises now,” Kajoba added as he left St Mary’s Stadium.

    Apparently, Kajoba at the expense of Vipers’ training had earlier today been part of the Cranes training at the MTN Omondi Stadium Lugogo as the side commenced preparations for their June 10th friendly with South Africa in Johannesburg.

    Trouble ensued there, provided that there is less than 48 hours to Viper’s Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal return leg against SC Villa at the Military barracks in Bombo.

    Kajoba joined Vipers midway the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season and led them to their fourth title much as the season was cancelled with five games to.

    It is not yet clear whether Kajoba leaves with his trusted right hand man Paul Kiwanuka or the latter will stay to see Vipers through the reminder of the season together with Francis Mugerwa and goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha.

    Before his resignation, Vipers were third on the Premier League log on 56 points, two points behind log leaders Express and one point behind second placed URA.

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