Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry has advised a couple of players not to talk to the media in regards to FUFA’s reforms about reducing the league to 12 clubs.
FUFA has proposed to reduce league clubs in UPL from 12 to 16 in the 2021/21 season, a move that will see six teams relegated next season.
The proposal has received generally negative views from the public and some players have given their views about the matter as well.
Mckinstry says that the media is feeding the players with “inaccurate information” in a bid to get “cheap headline.”
“I understand many of the players may have been approached by different media houses to respond to the proposal regarding league updates here in Uganda,” reads Mckinstry’s letter to players, seen by this website
“I would advise avoiding the topic if possible, as it appears some of you are unfortunately being presented with either incomplete, or inaccurate information by some media houses.
“Most likely in order for them to get a cheap headline during a time when there is not a lot of football to report on.”
Denis Onyango, Cranes captain, via NTV did not side with the new reforms and suggested that FUFA should rather increase the number of teams.
“It is clear that some people believe that a decision has been made already; when in fact it is a very early stage with consultations and discussions between all stakeholders in Ugandan football still to take place.”