Uganda Olympics Committee president William Blick is the latest in the long list of top sports administrators to condemn fights and bickering within different sports federations.
Blick, who called for unity and positivity in the sports industry, said this was the only way the budding industry can develop further and gain the much needed government recognition as a whole.
He speaking during the UOC’s general assembly in Lugogo where he condemned boxing federation boss Moses Muhangi and his Fufa counterpart for their continued public bickering saying this was ‘negative to the industry and their respective federations yet both were doing quite good jobs.’
“We as the Olympics committee want to ask the federations to put our differences aside and work as a collective unit to achieve our goals instead of continuous fights,” said Blick, stating this energy should be redirected towards forward progress.
He also continued to ask the federations to look for alternative ways of resource mobilisation instead of focusing on government funds because at the moment they are not sufficient.
Recently, Muhangi and Magogo were locked in a bitter argument over the distribution of the funds from government with the UBF boss stating that it’s unfair for Fufa to demand Shs10 billion out of the Shs17 billion. Boxing was set to receive just Shs400 million.