Kasumba Patrick MP Bujenje Masindi.
The Association in charge of regulating football activities in Masindi district has halted the tournaments sponsored by the Member of Parliament Bujenje county Rtd. Leut. Patrick Paddy Kasumba over alleged violation of football laws.
According to the letter dated 26thFebruary 2020 authored by Collins Yosiya the Association’s secretary,, the MP has never affiliated and subscribed his tournaments to the association for years and yet he uses the Federation of Uganda Football Association’s (FUFA) structures without permission.
The letter indicates that Kasumba uses referees, players and coaches who are registered and trained by FUFA in illegal tournaments which is unaccepted in FUFU laws.
According to the same letter, the MP also disrespects the association by using unsporting language and intimidation. The letter indicates that his tournaments have been stopped with immediate effect until he harmonizes with the district football association.
The same letter was copied to chairperson Regional Football Association, FUFA’s delegates Rogers Byamukama, the RDC Masindi, the sports officer, the area councilors from Bwijanga and Budongo Sub counties among others.
Earlier on November 2019 Kitara Region Football Association had written to the district associations responsible for regulating football instructing them to take action against the referees participating in unsanctioned tournaments after realizing that there were many unregistered tournaments in the region.
When contacted the tournament’s coordinator, Epahprasi Wamani, said that he was not aware of anything regarding the ban of their tournament.