FOOTBALL–Fufa can go ahead with its general assembly in Masaka tomorrow as Mujib Kasule’s plea for a temporary injunction has no basis, thumb court has ruled.
Kasule, healing a former Fufa vice-president, ran to court earlier to contest the decision to throw his bid to challenge Moses Magogo’s reign at Fufa House in Mengo.
In May, Fufa electoral commission threw out Kasule’s bid to run for local football’s top governing seat citing failure by the Cranes ex-international to conform with the federation’s rules.
But Kasule cried foul and accused Fufa officials of upstaging him to allow Magogo walk through unopposed. Kasule thus petitioned court to stay the Fufa general assembly at which the federation officials would have voted for a new president, but now will only have to endorse the incumbent who sailed through unopposed.
However, Judge Justine Margaret Oguli Oumo of the Civil Division of the High Court dismissed Kasule’s case, saying the appeal that was filed by Kenneth Nsubuga and Co. on behalf of Kasule lacked basis.
Kasule told PML Daily that he was pondering his next move after the court decision.
“I can’t tell what next because we have to sit down and plan the next step,” Kasule said.
The dismissal of Kasule’s case comes high on the heel of the trashing of another injunction case filed by three football fans; Edwin Bazanya, Paul Mugamba and Solomon Biira against Magogo.
The petition filed by the three football fans was quashed by the High Court sitting in Lira on Thursday.
Moses Magogo has served his first four-year term at the helm of Fufa and his re-election comes as no surprise for a man who has revamped the operations at the federation.
In the last four years, Magogo has achieved the much-desired qualification of the Cranes to African Cup of Nations that had eluded his predecessors of the lat 38 years.
Magogo’s Fufa has also seen a robust grassroots soccer development, with many upcountry clubs becoming more competitive. Teams like Onduparaka, Paidha Black Angels, Mbarara City and Masavu might have sounded like non-starters three years ago, but they have since left marks on the local football.