Uganda FA Boss dismiss calls for his resignation over CAN failure

Oct 12, 2011

As Ugandan football fans are still grappling with Cranes failure to qualify for the 2012 Nations cup finals, FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa maintains he will not resign.

In his trade mark boastful ways Mulindwa said ‘resignation is not part of his vocabulary’ dismissing his detractors to stop day dreaming about him quitting the position he has held since 2005 when he replaced the late Dennis Obua.

Mulindwa who has come under intense pressure from the public and media in the manner he handled David Obua’s issue on the eve of a crucial game against rivals Kenya last week, believes that the Cranes played a very good game only to be led down by poor finishing.

"This was our best game at home but we failed to capitalize on our chances. The Kenyans also never came here to sleep. They had a mission because they still had a chance to qualify,"Mulindwa told the media at the FUFA headquarters on Tuesday where he was flanked by his four Vice Presidents and the Cranes Coach Bobby Williamson.

On the Hearts forward Obua, Mulindwa said ‘that boy needs divine intervention or else his career will be finished immediately’. Obua apparently walked out of the team last Friday after learning that he would not be allowed to ask President Yoweri  Museveni questions on his visit in the Cranes camp, maintained that he was the sacrificial lamb.

"Mulindwa is turning this into a personal battle. I was more than ready to play even when I was unfit. I have done this before for Cranes and who knows we would have been in Gabon,"Obua had told Uganda's Sanyu FM.

The FUFA boss said the disciplinary committee would ultimately decide on Obua but it is only Williamson who has a final word whether the Scottish based player is still part of his future plans.

Cranes coach Williamson admitted that it was difficult asking Obua to leave the camp but he had to take the decision even as some of the players led by team captain Ibrahim Sekagya implored him not to expel the player from the cranes camp.

"Obua is not a team player. He thinks about himself. That is not acceptable in camp," said Williamson. Williamson, who has been given full backing by Uganda FA boss Mulindwa, will be taking a short rest before embarking on the national team again for the forthcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge cup due next month in Tanzania.

The Uganda-Kenya match played last weekend at the Mandela National stadium grossed a record Ksh.37.6m (UShs. 1.024B).


Ahmed Hussein(Sanyu FM)

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