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The High court in Kampala on Friday cleared the Federation of Uganda Football Associations Fufa general Assembly/elections to go ahead on August 5th in Masindi district.
Fufa President Moses Magogo (C) and his officials.
The High court in Kampala on Friday cleared the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) general Assembly/elections to go ahead on August 5th in Masindi district.

Mujib Kasule, One of the delegates of the Assembly and former  FA Vice President had applied  seeking an interim order to stop the elections on grounds that there were irregularities and also questioning why he was denied chance to be nominated to contest for presidency.

Lady Justine Margaret Oguli Oumo made it clear at the Civil Division court that the application had no ground and dismissed it with costs. “Court rejects this application because the applicant did not seek other remedies, he was also very late to bring the matter to court and because he did not show how he would suffer damages if the elections went ahead,” said Oumo in her chambers at the Twed Towers.

Evans Ocheing, one of the lead lawyers for Fufa said he was  happy with the verdict because the elections can now go ahead as planned.

Speaking after the judgement, Kasule who is also the proprietor of one of the Premier League Clubs, Proline FC said he was disappointed by the verdict. “I wrote to FIFA and they did not give me feedback, and now Court has also decided otherwise,” he said.

Uganda FA president Moses Magogo, also a co-opted member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be seeking a second term during the elections on August 5th after taking over Lawrence Mulindwa in 2013. Two other applications seeking an injunction on the elections had been dismissed by two other courts.

On July 26th FIFA Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has warned that Uganda could face suspension because of the many football matters which had been taken to courts of law. The letter sent to Fufa was signed by the Fifa general secretary, Fatma Samoura.

CAF executive member and FIFA's member of the organising committee for competitions, Waberi Souleiman Waberi and Cecafa honorary President Leodeger Tenga will grace the Fufa elections as observers.

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