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Misagga sues Fufa

Fufa boss Moses Magogo (L) and Ben Misagga after sealing the sponsorship deal in Beijing, China earlier this year

Fufa boss Moses Magogo (L) and Ben Misagga after sealing the sponsorship deal in Beijing, China earlier this year

Local football governing body Fufa is facing a potential lawsuit over a failed commission payment to Ben Misagga, who brokered the multi-million dollar sponsorship deal for the Fufa Big League and Uganda Premier League from Chinese broadcaster StarTimes.

Through his lawyers Muwema & Co. Advocates, Misagga is suing Fufa for failure to pay him $724,000 or Shs 2.68 billion as 10 percent commission of the overall sponsorship agreement.

Accoring to the lawyers’ letter, during a meeting at Ivys hotel, Lubaga, Fufa agreed that Misagga should find sponsors for the Fufa Big League and Uganda Super League. The commission was set to be 10 percent of the overall sponsorship.

Misagga, then, introduced Andy Wang, executive director of Chinese electronics company Star DTV (Uganda) Co. Ltd ( also called StarTimes), to Fufa president Moses Magogo.

They negotiated a 10-year sponsorship deal worth $7,240,000 or Shs 26.8 billion for the Fufa Big League and Uganda Premier League.

The contract stipulates that StarTimes makes annual payments over the next 10 years. The Chinese firm has made the initial payment, but Misagga is yet to receive his commission.

His lawyers claim their client has tried several times to receive his payment, but Fufa has supposedly feigned ignorance and ignored his calls. Both Fufa spokesperson Ahmed Hussein and chief executive officer Edgar Watson declined to comment on the matter.

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