The impasse between domestic football governing body Fufa and the government regulator National Council of Sports (NCS) over clauses of its new Act seems over.
A meeting between, Fifa, NCS, Sports Ministry, Solicitor General and Fufa yesterday resolved that the local soccer body registers as under a Trusteeship and should register without fail by August 10.
EagleOnline understands that state Sports minister Charles Bakabulindi also ordered It Fufa Limited Company – hitherto the business arm of Fufa – be abolished with immediate effect.
According to a party privy to the meeting, Fifa have now given the Moses Magogo led Fufa a green light to register as a Trust as the government of Uganda had decreed includes asking national associations to incorporate under the Trustees Incorporation Act.
Fufa had highlighted to NCS that registration for the local soccer governing body under the Trusteeship Act contravened with the FIFA statutes.
Analysts say any threat of a FIFA ban on account of government interference as been claimed by Fufa which is registered as private company limited by guarantee has been quashed.
Fufa now has to de-register (it still is a private company limited by guarantee) and incorporate under the Trustees Incorporation Act.
It is not understood how Magogo and his administration will convince the breakaway Fufa faction of former footballer Dan Walusimbi to offer them the certificate of incorporation which is the biggest document they need to be registered.
“Fufa has been cleared by FIFA to register with the NCS under the current regulations with guarantee from the Government of Uganda that there will never be third party interference in the governance of the game of Association football in Uganda.The deadline for registration has also been extended to Wednesday 10th August, 2016,” federation spokesman Ahmed Hussein said in an official communication to the matter.
“Fufa is confident that there will be uninterrupted and continued development of the game of football in Uganda and national focus will now shift to the Uganda v Comoros 2017 AFCON qualifier match slated for Saturday 3rd September 2016 at Mandela National Stadium Namboole,” Hussein added.