Following the controversial transfer of former Vipers players Pius Wangi and Ashraf Mandela to SC Villa.
Lawrence Mulindwa has blasted the FUFA players status committee over the decision claiming that some of the members on the committee use it for personal interests.
“I am disappointed with the FUFA players status committee over the transfers of players Pius Wangi and Ashraf Mandela. Some of the members on the committee use it for personal interests like Paul Mukatabala who is an SC Villa fan.
Both players had running contracts at Vipers and we had decided to loan with Wangi heading to URA FC and Mandela had also agreed to join Nyamityobora respectively to get enough playing time.”
Their contracts were terminated because some people who wanted to show they have power claimed that we forced the players to join these clubs. I believe we should have to respect each other to take the game forward.”
Mulindwa also opposed StarTimes for the decision of only broadcasting games from three venues.
“I personally 100% oppose the idea of only broadcasting games from only three stadiums and all these are from the central region. Other regions like the western, Eastern and northern all are locked outside when it comes to broadcasting of the games yet a lot of talented footballers come from these regions.”
I believe instead of looking at minor things the federation should look at various ways of improving stadiums from those regions and also respecting the clubs.”
Vipers will take on new comers Ndejje University on the opening day of the league, a match to be televised live on TV.