KAMPALA. On Saturday, Fufa held their 93rd General Assembly which gave Moses Magogo his second four-year term as president. The only candidate after Mujib Kasule’s bid failed at flag-off got 69 of the 72 votes but there was more that voting at Kabalega Resort Hotel in Masindi.
Soana delegate Peter Emojong kicked it off on Friday by praising Magogo’s leadership. Fifa delegate Leodegar Tenga and Caf’s Suleiman Hassan Waberi followed suit.
Not a hotel
Kitara region delegate Rogers Byamukama hosted colleagues for dinner at his home on Friday night. Magogo needed to remind everyone that the large magnificent lakeside house wasn’t a hotel.
The highlight of that dinner was a performance by music sensation Sheebah Karungi whose 30 minutes were worth much more. She lifted the mood amid the cold. A musician, Black Jersey, had whet the appetite by singing a song in praise of Magogo that goes something like; “Omukisa oguwa ani ....nguwa Engineer.” It literally means he gives the chance to run the game here to Eng. Magogo.
In defence of
A cloud surrounds the election of Express chairperson Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, also the youth and children state minister, as Fufa third vice president in charge of the league.
Joining football as Express chairperson last year, Nakiwala hasn’t been in football for four years as required to be eligible to serve on the executive.
In her defence, Magogo joked that: “It’s an honour and privilege for me to be the president to a minister who is a strong team player.”
With every motion being passed without much contest, only SC Villa president Ben Misagga stood to seek clarity when Magogo announced a move to downsize the Fufa standing committee.
He said they would instead co-opt members on the executive as is the case at Fifa and Caf while getting rid of redundant committees.
In a hot conference room at Nimrod Hotel, Luweero last October, 71 of the 88 signed a “Thank You” that sought to endorse Magogo as a sole candidate. Masindi only ratified that.
Magogo rewarded Uganda Cranes legends Baker Kasigwa, Francis Kulabigwo and Jimmy Muguwa with a plaque and Shs1m each.
Kasigwa, a member of the national team that beat England 2-1 in 1956, cried and asked attendees not to tell his wife about the tears. He lives in a dilapidated house.