Following a letter from the Busoga Kingdom to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) asking it to stop Busoga United from using the Kingdom’s name, club chairperson Diana Hope Nyago has termed the move as politically motivated.
The move came after Nyago questioned under what grounds Busoga Kingdom Sports Minister Amin Bbosa represented the club during the consultative meeting held on Wednesday 10, June at FUFA house.
Nyago states that they followed the right procedure to acquire the name Busoga United through the office of the registrar of companies who advised them to get consent from the kingdom, to which the kingdom did not object.
The Kirinya Jinja SS director revealed that the whole issue has been blown open by people who are seeking their personal political motives.
Nyago also says it is sad to see the situation deteriorate into what could lead to a lawsuit.
“We followed the correct procedure of acquiring that name (Busoga United),”Nyago told Football256.
“We did so through the registrar of companies, which office advised that we seek authorization from the kingdom as per the rule against the use of traditional organization names.”
“The kingdom gave us a letter of no objection to the cause, and that’s how we acquired the name for the club.”
“So, in any case to the contrary, the same procedure has to be followed which is, unfortunately, heading into a legal battle,” she added.
Asked if she made a mistake not acknowledging the club representation from the kingdom’s minister of Sports Bbosa during the consultative meeting, Nyago maintains that the former has no interest in the club whatsoever.
“FUFA should come out and outline how the people who represented Busoga United are known in the club’s structures and they represented the club in what capacity.”
“Mr Bbosa has no business whatsoever to represent the club irrespective of his position in the kingdom, which I respect.”
“He is not an official at the club, that’s the truth and it doesn’t call for war,” Nyago laments.
On the way forward in line with the request by the Busoga Kingdom to FUFA withdrawing the rights of the club to use the name, Nyago says that the kingdom will have to present genuine reasons to the registrar and not FUFA because the federation was not involved in the process of acquiring the name.
“The person who signed the letter of no objection for us to use the Kingdom name will have to present very genuine reasons to the registrar of companies on why it should be changed now.”
“Writing to FUFA is wrong because it was just at the receiving end of what name we presented them as a club, they were not involved in the process, so why involve them in the name change process,” Nyago ponders.
Whereas Busoga United attended the July 18th club meeting on Thursday with FUFA, it’s yet to be revealed how this matter will be laid to bed.