Delegates from Buganda region support Magogo’s candidacy for third term
Barely three months before the highly anticipated Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) elective assembly scheduled for Mbale town on the 21stst August 2021, politiculation and lobbying are obviously the order of the day.
The FUFA Electoral College has regions as the largest voter corridor and each successful candidate is expected to be able to get a lion’s share of those votes to secure the coveted seat.
The Buganda Region Football Federation (BRFA), one of the eight regions that make up the roster, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to fully support the candidacy of outgoing President Moses Hassim Magogo.
It is necessary to consolidate the achievements and ensure the future of our Game, now, that is why we, the persons whose names and signatures are annexed to this Memorandum, being elected delegates representing the Football Federation of the Buganda region to the FUFA Assembly, we hereby commit under the whip of Mr. Rogers Mulindwa to support and vote Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo for another term as president of FUFA in the next elections scheduled for August this year
Buganda Region Memorandum of Understanding
Newly elected delegate Jackline “Mamma Kyotera” Musiime, joined by the other five; Michael Ssekabira, Samuel Mpiima, Andy Kaweesa, Hassan Kavuma and Rogers Mulindwa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to approve Magogo’s third term offer for the 2021-2025 term.
Why Buganda approved Magogo’s third term:
Due to the many accomplishments recorded under the mandate of the Hon. Magogo as President of FUFA since 2013 when he replaced Dr Lawrence Mulindwa, the Buganda region has achieved a number of considerable achievements in the field of football in Uganda.
These included among others; Uganda Cranes’ consecutive qualification for the AFCON final since 1978, with the Hippos (U-20) playing in the AFCON final and qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup shrinking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the qualification of Sand Cranes to the AFCON final for the very first time, improved visibility of Uganda at CAF and FIFA levels, FUFA’s ability to obtain more sponsors, women’s football at its peak, increased investment in grassroots football, more recognized federation secretariat, infrastructure development with several new buildings and the Kadiba stadium under construction, the Hon. Magogo being the first Ugandan to serve on the CAF executive committee and the right attributes of leadership.
“Magogo is a leader with good leadership qualities, he believes in reconciliation for the good of the game and mixes well with all categories of people. He maintains a cordial working relationship with the central government, which has earned the Federation increased financial support from the government and the head of state. This fame has also earned him a parliamentary seat which will improve lobbying for FUFA, ”the memorandum of understanding reads in detail.
Other regions such as the North East and the East have also indicated their full support for the incumbent through a verbal commitment.
Magogo came to power in 2013, succeeding Mulindwa who had served the fine game for 8 years.
The director of the Proline Football Academy, Mujib Kasule, and the president of Katwe United, the Hon. Allan Aliosious “Bwiino” Ssewanyana has already openly launched his offers to face Magogo.
Others as President of Onduparaka Football Club, the Hon. Bernard Atiku and Ali Ssekatawa (attached to Nyamityobora FC) were mentioned to observe the presidency of FUFA, although they have not yet come forward openly and confirm.
FUFA delegates at the district and regional levels have already made their election as the road mapped out continues until the long-awaited D-Day.
The 97th FUFA Assembly will be elective in nature and will be hosted by the Eastern Region Football Association in the town of Mbale on August 21, 2021.
List of FUFA presidents since 1924:
- 1924-1934 – King Sir Daudi Chwa
- 1935-1944 – WA Hunter
- 1954 – 1956 – Eriasafu Nsobya
- 1957-1962 – WW Kulubya
- 1963-1964 – George Msezi
- 1965-1968 – AAA Nekyon
- 1969-1971 – Henry Balamaze Lwanga
- 1972 – 1974 – Kezekia Ssegwanga Musisi
- 1974-1976 – Eria Mugisa
- 1977-1979 – Captain Muhammed Sseruwagi
- 1979 – 1980 – Gerald Sendawula
- 1981 – Steven Ibale
- 1982 – Peter Abe
- 1982 – 1983 – Careb Babihuga
- 1983-1985 – Geresom Kagurusi
- 1985 – Chris Rwanika
- 1985 – 1987 – Barnabas Byabazaire
- 1988-1989 – Paul Katamba Lujjo
- 1989-1992 – Jean-Baptiste Semanobe
- 1992 – John Ssebaana Kizito (May – December)
- 1994 – Ben Kurtis Omoding Snr
- 1994 – 1995 – Moses Ali
- 1995 – 1998 – Hajji Twaha Kakaire
- 1998 – 2004 – Denis Obua
- 2005 – 2013 – Dr Lawrence Mulindwa
- 2013-todate: Eng. Moses Magogo Hassim