Ms. Nambalirwa Brenda Kawuma has been charged by The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee for her actions of taking football matters to ordinary courts of law before exhausting the FUFA judicial processes.
The newly appointed SC Villa Chief Executive Officer led a faction of the club’s members that dragged the club to the ordinary courts of law as they sought an avenue of stopping the club’s presidential elections in August.
The motive was successful as a high court injunction put to halt the August 28 election with over 1000 of the club’s 1500 members having already cast their vote, something which FUFA says contravenes with the FIFA, CAF and FUFA statutes.
Nambalirwa is a daughter to one of the club’s custodians Fred Kawuma and she was appointed as the acting CEO of the club on Saturday by the SC Villa Trustees board, to which her father is a member. This followed the expiry of former Villa CEO Shawn Mubiru’s contract with the club in August.
The acting CEO has been made aware of her disciplinary charges and asked to submit her defence by October 11.
“The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee served Ms. Nambalirwa with the details of the disciplinary charges and requested her to submit her defence by October 11, 2021,” the statement explained.
The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has further instructed Ms. Nambalirwa Brenda Kawuma to stop taking part in all football related activities nationally until the disciplinary case is concluded.
SC Villa are the record Uganda Premier League champions, but the club has been locked in power struggle for much of the off season as they seek to elect their first president since 2018.