By Daniels N. Tatya
“Today, I had a great meeting with the boxers about their contracts, and code of conduct that will govern them while at National team -the Uganda Bombers and same will apply in the upcoming champions’ league this December 2021.” Muhangi tweeted.
A source that attended the meeting told the investigator sport that the meet was beyond just what Muhangi describes in his tweet. In a meeting with clubs and players representatives last Sunday, Moses Muhangi-The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) President engaged the delegates on the sport’s way forward in Lugogo.
Muhangi who also lacked such a convincing active language to the delegates in the meet wanted that all boxing clubs and their respective players be affiliates to the supreme boxing governing body.
True to that, the clubs have all the years been affiliates with the UBF but the players have at all times and by law remained as properties/employees of the clubs with some contracts.
Lately Muhangi wants both the clubs and the players to be properties of the top boxing governing body, a move the boxing fraternity vehemently opposes to the end.
“We are surprised what the president is telling us. Players remain employees of the clubs and we are to release them to the federation only for national team duty for a small period of given time.” One club administrator who preferred not to be mentioned told this website.
This administrator also added that Muhangi is working in total controversy with what the sports laws/boxing laws says in Uganda and in the World over. “He must read and comprehend the laws especially regarding the players in relation with the clubs and then UBF if he wants to do something” the source concludes.
What the law says
According to the sports laws in Uganda, extracted from an article sports and the laws, the clubs only affiliate to the games or sports discipline governing body then the clubs and their respective playing staffs and technical staffs may be employees to the different sporting clubs with either formal or informal contracts.
In a nutshell, players and coaches may be employees to a given sports club under a contract; not to the top governing bodies.
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