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The period since the last General Assembly in Njeru where this current executive was given mandate to steer football, it has been nothing but an experience with achievements and challenges all in all milestones in my 4-year journey here.

The delivery of the current FUFA executive Administration is calibrated against my manifesto (IFET).

This has not been a star performer president but a team and a consolidation of achievements made under the Presidency of the Honorary President Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa and the Administrators before.

Continuation of Business:
The Main Agenda was to continue with the standards set but also improve in other areas of football.

I am happy that there has been largely continued business execution without a drop in the standards set.

Internal Institution Re-organization:
The modern game has taken the turn to separate functions of policy makers and implementers to provide better supervision and internal control mechanisms.

My immediate task was to strengthen the FUFA secretariat by the FUFA EXCOM ceding lots of its operational role to undertake policy making.

We gave FUFA staff 6 months evaluation period to convince management that they are up to the task and speed.

A fair evaluation has been conducted by the FUFA CEO and performance contracts have been issued to staff that will continue while those to be retired have been duly informed.

Ms Esther Musoke the FUFA Marketing Manager receiving items to won by fans in Uganda v Guinea AFCON qualifier from DSTV.


FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson introduces the FUFA staff to the delegates at the 90th FUFA Assembly.

In the process, the following staff have been recruited.

The FUFA Education Officer; Mr. Nyima Jackson
The FUFA Communications Officer; Mr. Hussein Ahmed
The FUFA Marketing Director; Ms. Kirunda Hellen
The FUFA Finance Director; Mr. Decolas Kiiza
The FUFA Competitions Manager; Mr. Mwebe Ali
The FUFA Marketing Manager; Ms. Musoke Esther
The FUFA Marketing Officer; Mr. Hassan Mugerwa Takoowa
The Personal Assistant to the FUFA President; Ms. Sumaya Hood Kiwanuka

The following hitherto volunteer staff have been offered contracts as fulltime employees;

The FUFA Competitions Officer; Mr. Kintu Ivan
The FUFA Procurement Officer; Mr. Semanda Richard
The FUFA Technical Centre Attendant; Mr. Bageinabo Innocent
The FUFA Cranes Bus Driver; Mr. Kabali Ahmed

The following Positions shall be filled in the nearest future;

The Receptionist
The FUFA Legal Officer
The Referees Manager

It immediately became a requirement to pay these staff through Bank transfers instead of Cash, we have paid their PAYE and NSSF contributions regularly and we have since improved from about 10 million UGX per month as the Salary Bill to currently 30 million UGX where in certain cases salaries have been doubled starting 1st July 2014.

We believe the continued payment on time and various staff training as scheduled will not only motivate staff but also improve on service delivery.

FUFA Assets:

We have kept FUFA Assets prudently and more assets have been acquired.

More furniture, Computers, Mobile devices and other Equipment have been acquired to the Board Room, Technical Centre and other offices.

The Buildings at FUFA House and Njeru have also been prudently managed with many improvements.

The FUFA Mini-Bus has been put back on road, we have also acquired a new car for the FUFA CEO and a Service Van.

We have maintained the Car for the Technical Director and Uganda Cranes Bus in good shape.

Equipment and Facilities:

There has been an improved Internet connection of dedicated 2Mb capacity (not many institutions in Uganda have such speeds of connection) as obtained from our Sponsors, Airtel Uganda.

There is wifi internet connection all over the FUFA House building.

The Executive Lounge, the most equipped office at FUFA house, has been created for members of the FUFA EXCOM to get a working environment while at FUFA House.

Security control systems have been installed to allow a secure environment and more time for the staff to work.

We have continued to house and support the Elite League Staff in execution of their mandate.

Systems and Service Delivery Roles:

FUFA has setup a Registration and Search Bureau that will enable stakeholders register their football documents and also search to access required information.


We have continued to conduct FUFA EXCOM meetings as scheduled and required by the FUFA Statutes where members have been required to be as free as possible to discuss the matters and decisions where in certain non-unanimous situations a vote has been called to determine the decisions.

All members of the FUFA EXCOM have respected and supported even decisions they did not vote for.


FUFA has been able to provide financial support to the members. Over 160m UGX has been paid to members.

All the 6 of the 8 Regional Football Associations (RFAs) now have functional office premises.

The strategy has been to empower RFAs to manage, regulate and direct football development in their respective jurisdictions.

The structures are taking route with RFA executive committees and RFA assemblies taking decisions and at least one fulltime staff now employed for each RFA implementing the decisions.

This has been made possible by FUFA increasing is financial support to the RFAs from 8m UGX to 80m UGX.

We seek to further increase on the financial support to all the members of FUFA

The FUFA Regulatory Function:

One of the cardinal roles of FUFA is to draw regulations for the various activities and functions in the game of football in Uganda.

In addition to revising the existing regulations, we are proud to have passed the following new regulatory frameworks;

• Competitions
• Intermediaries
• Elite League
• Status and Transfer of Players
• Disciplinary Code
• Referees Manual
• FUFA Referees Manual
• National Team Code of Conduct
• Non-FUFA football competitions
• Club Ownership Regulations


In my team manifesto, we promised to approach this cardinal resource area by increasing on the revenue streams and prudent management of the meagre resources.

We have since started a system where all payments for services and items at FUFA are by Bank Slips instead of Cash. Since 1st July 2014, we introduced a budget-vote control mechanism with various cost centres and cost centre managers.

These internal controls have minimized finance resources leakages.

There has also been a huge increase in revenue from other sources such as Sponsorship (About 1.2b UGX from 600m UGX in 2012/3) and Government funding (About 1228m UGX from 26m UGX in 2012/3).

Merchandising has also eventually become a source of revenue to FUFA (about 50m UGX raised in 5 month from a non-income).

We have renegotiated with NIC and have since improved the value of risk of the Uganda Cranes players from 300m UGX in 2012/3 to 660m UGX per annum and will install a 30kVA Generator at Njeru Technical Centre while negotiations with Nile Breweries have helped FUFA finance the hugely successful “Uganda Cranes na Mutima” Campaign, where the Uganda Cranes has been able to tour the regions of Uganda.

We are running 20 international matches of our national teams in 20 weeks and this is unprecedented. It has caused a lot of financial strain and cash flow challenges.

We have managed to undertake all our financial obligations including running down some and servicing other liabilities that were inherited. We have also attempted not to accumulate more liabilities in order to finance our activities.

Marketing and Communications:

Our communications department has been tremendously improved by the arrival of Hussein Ahmed.

The Digital Platform of FUFA which includes the official facebook page, Twitter and the FUFA website has been buzzing since January 2014.

Textual, Audio, video and pictorial communication has been shared on this Digital platform in a timely and professional manner.

We have been very alive in the conventional print and electronic media. We have drawn a new communications policy and there is a lot we are planning to further improve in our communication strategy.

We have also acquired 3 new professional and experienced staff in the area of marketing instead of the voluntary marketing committee members.

Together with FIFA, we have taken these staff through further football marketing training.

We also decided to rebrand FUFA with introduction of the new logo and change of the home and away kit. FUFA has also finally registered her Trademarks.

This has now built a strong foundation for generating revenue from merchandising.

The Marketing Team at FUFA has embarked on nurturing the various commercial properties, building the Brand Value and also generating revenue.

This is a continuous process but so far we have the highest hopes ever of attracting more resources.

Considering the volume of potential partners and sponsors in the pipeline, I strongly believe that fulltime marketing professionals might be the turning point in resource mobilisation

The Airtel Sponsorship, the biggest in the history of Ugandan Sport, has been a massive achievement that has helped FUFA fulfil its enormous obligations.

On behalf of football, we ask the football fans to consume more Airtel products. Similarly to all the Sponsors inclusive of Nile Breweries and NIC.

External Relations:

There has been a consistent effort to reach out to all and sound the reconciliation drums but not at the expense of compliance.

This has helped in diffusing some combats that would have taken away a lot time, human and financial resource from football development.

I am aware we cannot have everyone see things our way but largely there has been progress in this area without necessarily mentioning examples

We have created relationships with other Sports Federations, international Football Associations and we have now revived the Meridian Project were Ugandan Coaches are trained in Coaching.

Uganda has enjoyed a very cordial working relationship with FIFA over the previous years.

However getting to meet President Sepp Blatter in one-on-one meeting is a milestone.

Uganda will definitely benefit from that meeting as many development activities have now been ear-marked for FUFA as a member of FIFA.

In my team Manifesto, we observed that we shall not achieve our goals without having the quality and quantity human resource for the game.

Our decision to recruit a full time Education Officer (EO) required a bold decision and one we are glad to have taken.

The arrival of Mr. Jackson Nyima has changed our approach to the education of the human resource for football in this country.

The EO has since drawn a list and schedule (FUFA Courses Catalogue) of Fully, Partially and Privately funded courses in areas of Coaching, Refereeing, Sports Medicine and Administration.

This plan has been integrated into the FUFA 2014/5 Budget. The concept of cost-sharing in capacity building has been successfully introduced and received.

We came in aware that the highest level of the Ugandan Coaches was 28 CAF-C licensed coaches.

This quality and Quantity cannot support a development programme that will lead to qualification and competition at the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.

One of the biggest milestones in coaching education is a standard Coaching Curriculum.

With the support of FIFA Experts and FUFA Coaching instructors as guided by the Technical Director (TD) and EO, this has now been completed.

We have conducted a course for 70 CAF-C license and consequently CAF-B license in 2015 and CAF-A in 2016.

The Technical Department has also been restructured to provide fulltime Officers for the Women Football, Youth Football, Beach and Futsal.

The U-17 National Team

This has been a revelation. Having played 6 CAF competitive games wining 4 out of 6 scoring 12 fun goals was amazing.


FUFA President (white shirt and red tie) with the national U-17 team and officials at Sojovalo Hotel.

The respective schools, players and coaches have done a tremendous job in terms of progress and quality of football.

This team has won the hearts of many Ugandans and the talent at disposal gives a huge hope for the game in this country.

As FUFA ,we have committed to this project and more innovations are planned for the coming year.

FUFA commends Mr. Patrick Isiagi, Mr. Serunjogi of St Juliana, Mr. Kennedy Mutenyo and many other individuals for the Support they provided.


Uganda National U-17 team line ups prior to the Zambia game at Nakivubo Stadium

The belief is that these development strategies we have undertaken are not likely to register the most demanded success at the top end in the immediate future but 5 to 10 years hereafter.

We however are proud to have initiated the organized development path as supported by FIFA.


During transition FUFA conducted elections of delegate’s executive committee members to region associations. Interest groups associations.

The regional delegates that were members of the executive committee have also been re-elected as per the statues.

The 16 Members of FUFA playing in the Elite League have elected Mr. Mbidde Denis replacing Mr. Mujib Kasule as the 3rd Vice president.

(The 90th FUFA General Assembly  approved this election).


In May 2014, the FIFA President invited the FUFA President in a bi-lateral meeting and many development activities were discussed and some are already coming through.

The first Vice President, FUFA CEO and I attended the FIFA Congress and World Cup opening match in June 2014 in Brazil.

FUFA voted for the new FIFA budget were the entire development budget was increased from 800m USD to 900m USD and by implication the Goal Project was increased to 600,000USD, and dependent on the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, FUFA stands to benefit with a bonus of 750,000 USD as well.

 FIFA MA Coaching Course 21 – 26th October 2013
 FIFA MA Administration Course 4th – 8th November 2013.
 Elite Referees Course 24th – 28th March 2014
 FIFA Grassroots Course 15th – 20th September 2014

This is one of the projects we have embarked on in the bid to grow the game. It was launched in September 2014.


Live your goal campaign:
This was launched in 2014 at FUFA house Mengo. The president was represented by his 2nd vice president Mr. Mugoye Darius.

Let me take this opportunity to note that the standard of refereeing and refereeing activities has greatly improved.

Meetings and policies have been put in place this year to manage and also serve our referees in the most comfortable way.

A referee’s manual has been put in place and signed off to guide the code of conduct for our local and international referees.

I would like to note that a number of courses have been conducted in different regions to help enhance our quality in this department.
A number of courses have been carried out and more are yet to be taken up.
1. Elite Referees course 24th- 28th March 2014
2. Masindi 9th – 15th Sept 2013
3. Kampala 10th – 15th Sept 2013
4. Kampala region 13th 19th Jan 2014
5. Pallisa on 1st -7th Dec 2013
6. Rubaga DFA 13th – 19th Jan 2014
7. Arua DFA 21st – 26th Jan 2014
8. Soroti DFA 28th – 3rd May 2014
9. Hoima 24th – 2nd Marc 2014
10. Kibale 10th – 16th Mar 2014
11. Ndejje Univ 17th -23rd Apr 2014
12. Kyambogo Univ April 2014
13. Njeru Tech 20th – 26th July 2014

• Fitness tests that have been carried out in various regions and these include.
1. Arua – 20th October 13
2. Moyo – 21st October 13’
3. Adjumani – 22nd October 13
4. National Test 2nd Nov 2013
5. National Test 8th Feb 2014
6. FIFA Test 25th March 2014

In partnership with British Council held a beginners’ referees course from 20th to 25th July 2014 at the FUFA Technical Center- Njeru. A total of 35 females from all the 8 FUFA regions attended.

Two of our own international representatives Haji Abbasi Ssendyowa and Kamulegeya Yusuf attended FUTURO III course in Ethiopia in on 9th – 14th December 2013.

This was a good turn up and I believe we will see progress in many more courses to come.

2014 National Post Primary Football Championship For Girls

Over 56 schools assembled girls’ football teams in Northern region, Lira district for the above mentioned championship.

Kawempe Muslim SS from Kampala region was winner, Citizens High School from Western region, runners up, St. Mary’s SS-Kitende from Buganda region was 3rd and Lubiri SS from Kampala region was 4th.

The top scorers were Babirye Sanya Sana from Janan SS, Hasifah Nassuna and Sandra Nabweteme all from Kawempe Muslim ss.


Regional Airtel Championships held in Fort portal on 30th June 2014.

National Airtel Rising Star representative team participated in the Africa Airtel rising star tournament in Nigeria from 9th – 21st September 2013.

Partnerships have been formed with different companies in the bid to establish and develop young talent in CITY TYRES CHENGA CHALLENGE.


Women football is still the ever growing sectors in FUFA.



Action from the FUFA Inter-regions Women’s football tourney at Njeru Technical Center

The grade of activity planning and scheduling has greatly improved which has seen the women’s association and department at FUFA have a number of activities this year.

The U20 Women football team participated in the CAF U20 Championships Namibia and withdrew due to financial constraints after defeating South Sudan as in results below;

1. South Sudan 0 – 9 Crested Cranes – Played on 7th Sept 2013
2. Uganda 13 – 0 South Sudan – Played on 28th Sept 2013


The Uganda Women Football Association (UWFA) organized this tournament that saw 22 teams in total participated (i.e. 7teams-U14, 10teams – U19 and 5 teams – Open) in the Independence Day Football Tournament which took place in Eastern region, Jinja district from 7th, 8th to 9th October 2013.

Main Street P/S emerged winners for the U14 category, Kawempe Muslim SS for U19 category and Kampala University-Jinja branch for the Open category.


i. Kampala Region – March to August 2014, She – Corporate 11 (Champions) Other teams included
– Uganda Christian University – Mukono (2nd)
– Gafford Ladies (3rd),
– Muteesa 1 Royal University (4th),
– Bulega Queens (5th)
– Entebbe Ladies (6th).

ii. Western region January to April 2014 Fucan WFC (Champions) other participated teams included Kyabugimbi WFC, Bushenyi Ladies, Citizen High School, Nyakabanga WFC, Rugando Tech. WFC and Kichwamba WFC

iii. North East January to February 2014. The teams participated were; Eastern Heroes, Alleluya 2008, Divine Stars, AS Roma WFC, Agip Stars and Valley Ladies FC.

iv. Buganda regionSeptember to October 2014. The teams that participated were; Wakiso Hill College, Kakungulu Memorial SS, Buikwe Redstars, Rhiness SSS, London College, Wobulenzi College and St. Andrews SS Lugazi

Organised by UWFA This tournament was held in Buganda region, Wakiso district on 7th to 8th March 2014. In total, 23 teams participated i.e. 11 teams –u14, 8 teams- u19 and 4 teams in the Open category. Naigombwa P/S from Eastern region emerged champions in the U14 category, St. Mary’s – Kitende from Buganda region, in the U19 and SHE-Corporate 11 from Kampala region in the Open category.


The inter region women championship were concluded in Jinja at our Njeru technical centre facilities.

8 FUFA Inter – Regions participated in the 2014 Women’s tournament took place on 16th – 18th October 2014 at Njeru Technical Center in Jinja with Buganda Region emerging the Champion.

Inter region champions Buganda Region Team pose with Mr Sejjengo Baker Buganda Region Chairman, FUFA PRESIDENT and Executive Member for Women Affairs in Jinja Njeru after finals.

2014 National Post Primary Football Championship For Girls

Over 56 schools assembled girls’ football teams in Northern region, Lira district for the above mentioned championship.

Kawempe Muslim SS from Kampala region was winner, Citizens High School from Western region, runners up, St. Mary’s SS-Kitende from Buganda region was 3rd and Lubiri SS from Kampala region was 4th.

The top scorers were Babirye Sanya Sana from Janan SS, Hasifah Nassuna and Sandra Nabweteme all from Kawempe Muslim.

The Mama Baker Memorial football tourney took place on 18th to 19th April 2014 at Namboole Stadium.

It was organised by Ex-Women Footballers Club (UWFA)

Am proud to say I have witnessed the re birth of excitement from fans this year in the way our National Team has performed.

The efforts of the National Team Technical Committee are those to be proud and appreciated eloquently.

The senior team cranes have played AFCON matches below since 31st August 2013

1. Senegal 1  – 0 Cranes on 7th September 2013
2. Madagascar 2 – 1 Uganda 18th May 2014
3. Uganda 1 – 0 Madagascar 31st May 2014
4. Uganda 2 – 0 Mauritania 19th July 2014
5. Mauritania 0 – 1 Uganda 3rd August 2014
6. Ghana 1 – 1 Uganda on 6th September 2014
7. Uganda 2 Vs 0 Guinea on 10th September 2014
8. Uganda 0 Vs 1 Togo on 11th October 2014
9. Togo 1 Vs 0 Uganda on 15th October 2014

This campaign was initiated by FUFA and sold to one of our sponsors in a campaign to promote the game and give the fans a chance to identify with their players.

This has boosted morale in the different regions and the enormous awareness generated from the campaign has seen fans effect in supporting our National Team.

The Uganda Cranes Namutima is a regional tour and has so far taken place the three regions.
 Western Region – 28th June 2014 Mbarara
 North East Region 5th July 2014 Soroti
 Northern Region – 28th September 2014 Gulu

1. 3rd Oct 2013 Iraq Vs Uganda
2. 16th Nov 13 Uganda 1 Vs 1 Rwanda
3. 30th Sept 2013 Egypt 3 Vs 0 Uganda
4. 2nd Jan 2014 Uganda 3 vs 0 Mauritania
5. 5th March 14 Zambia 2 Vs 0 Uganda
6. Uganda 1 vs 0 Seychelles
7. 12th July 2014 Uganda 0 vs 0 Malawi
8. Niger 2 Vs 0 Uganda 2nd Sept 2014

Our national team took part in the CHAN tournaments in South Africa early 2014. Our participation was fundamental to developing skills and exposure for the team. This came in handy since the teAm was specifically made up of home based players.

• 20th Jan 2014 Morocco 3 Vs 1 Uganda
• 12th Jan 2014 Uganda 2 Vs 1 Burkina- Faso
• 16th Jan 2014 Zimbabwe 0 Vs 0 Uganda


With the return of Mr. Mwebe Ali and recruitment on fulltime basis of Mr. Kintu Ivan, there has been a new touch in the area of football competitions. The regulations have been re-written to suit the times, the events have been professionally organized, and the competitions statistics collection and reporting have been improved. The introduction of License Plus from FIFA has also improved efficiency and reliability of the Licensing System

Considering the professionalism and handling of the official end of the competition events of FUFA Super League, FUFA Big League, Uganda Cup, and FUFA Super Cup, I believe there has been tremendous brand value built by the FUFA Competitions Department

The Elite League
It continues as the belief of FUFA and myself that to delegate the mandate to commercially manage the elite league to a company owned by the club is the most ideal position for the case of Uganda. It is one dream that FUFA will work to completely achieve under my leadership.

Due to lack of strong governance controls of the Uganda Super League Limited, the arrival of huge funds caused the collapse of the football compliance discipline that led to the worst Ugandan Club football chaos. We have since prevailed over the FUFA Super League Limited (FSLL) to undertake its own measures to strengthen the legal and governance concerns and very good progress has been registered.

With what seemed like irreconcilable differences between USLL and FUFA, we have agreed to co-operate with USLL in order to obtain resources for the elite league from the sale of Television rights to Super Sport. This came at the risk of internal disagreements and name-calling but considering the objective it is a risk worth undertaking. Our conviction is that we shall have the elite league back on Satellite TV and exposing a huge media platform for the players, clubs and potential club sponsors

We have also started the “FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda”, a programme that will help clubs professionalize their business processes.

KCC emerged the League winners of 2013- 2014 season and will represent Uganda in CAF Champions League. This season 3 clubs Proline FC, Masaka LC and CRO were relegated.

The struggle to reorganise and end the disputes in this area have been successful, a memorandum of understanding was signed between FUFA and USLL. This led to the renaming of the league to the Uganda Premier League and these efforts led to the return of the sponsors to the league.

This is a great achievement for football in Uganda and FUFA at large for it helps us achieve our goal of developing the game.

The Uganda Premier League is already on the way and going on smoothly at different locations.
URA FC lifted Uganda Cup trophy in Mbale on 7th June 2014 and will represent Uganda in the CAF Confederations Cup


The level of investment and sporting competition in the FBL has been amazing in the past year.

Over 10 clubs had the sporting capacity to qualify to the elite league but only three places were available.

The introduction of cash prizes to the best performers, courtesy of the Airtel Sponsorship, was for the first time in the history of the competition

The FBL organised and sponsored by FUFA started in October 2013 in a group format of the Rwenzori and Elgon. Lweza FC and Sadolin Paints FC led the Rwenzori and Elgon group respectively while Rwenshama FC was 3rd after the playoffs.

This therefore meant that SadolinPaints, Lweza FC and Rwenshama FC were promoted to UPL 2014-15.


The relationship between the regions and FUFA has been one of the major turning points in this past year in office.

The campaign of developing playing fields and regional office structures has been a Centre point in different regions.

We have held a number of meetings in which a vast Number of ideas have been shared and yet to be implemented mainly on structuring the regions in to a well outlined organization structure that is similar to the main organisations (FUFA) structure.

The 8 Region Associations of FUFA organised regional leagues where Kireka Utd emerged Champions of Kampala region, Kasese New Villa for Kitara, Cream Land FC for Western, Paidha Black Eagles for West Nile, Sporting Utd for Northern, Synergy FC for Buganda, Namasagali FC for Eastern and Kumi Utd for North East Regions respectively.

Uganda has continued to grow and develop beach soccer. The Uganda Beach Soccer Association is commended for organising several competitions.

National Pepsi Beach Soccer League ended on 2013 with Kira Young emerging champion of the league and the 2014-15 seasons resumed on 24th August 2014 at Lido Beach with 16 clubs participating in the league organised in a group format (Hurikken and Monsoon Group).

She Corporate 11 (Champions) of the inaugural Women Beach Soccer League 2013

Special gratitude is extended to the Crown Beverages Company who have sponsored the game through there Pepsi Cola brand and management of Lido Beach for the continued support and cooperation.

Uganda participated in the CECAFA tournament in Kenya and results are as below;
 Rwanda 0 Vs 1 Uganda 29th Nov 13
 Sudan 0 Vs 1 Uganda 5th December 13
 Tanzania eliminated Uganda on quarter finals 2 (2)- 2 (3) in penalty 7th December 2013

KCC FC represented Uganda in the CECAFA Kagame Cup in August 2014 and emerged forth in the tournament.

Sports Club Victoria University also represented Uganda in the inaugural CECAFA Nile Basin tournament held in Sudan 2014 and emerged champions.


UGANDA is taking part in the African qualifiers.
Uganda has participated in 12 competitive games 8 friendlies which in total makes it 20 competitive games this year.


• Player and Club registration
FUFA Competitions department successfully completed player registration exercise for Top tier league 2014-15 through the License Plus electronic system. Currently registering Big League player’s and clubs.

Prior to this, FCC conducted License Plus training to all clubs in Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, and FUFA Regional League. During this exercise FCC has registered 4 foreign players and has deregistered 32 players who are now playing outside Uganda.

New FIFA goal project is also on the way to ensure re development. This will see the construction of a sitting are at the Njeru field.
President, CEO and FUFA Lawyer at the Njeru technical centre launching new goal protect.

We have encountered a few challenges and they have managed to have cases dismissed or resolved in timely manner enabling FUFA to concentrate on our main objective.
We successfully challenged Maroons FC court injunction imposed on the league for FUFA Competitions Committee’s refusal to admit it in the top tier league (Court refused to handle the case on ground that football matters are handled in civil courts/ordinary courts).
It is no longer possible for anyone to call themselves FUFA and even a group that had initially acquired a trustee registration has since been withdrawn by the Ministry of Lands.
All this has not been achieved without Challenges

Change and Acceptance
This biggest challenge we had was to be accepted by the Ugandan Football “stakeholdership”. The transition was not planned and many were taken by surprise

The individuals and institutions that had certain advantages in the previous administration could not guarantee the continuity of the status quo. This generated anxiety and only the strong hearted kept faith and belief. I personally do not fault those that held skepticism because it is within humanity and I believe we have won over many souls within the first 365 days in office.

Attempts to overtake Association Football by unconstitutional means continued through actions in Courts of Law, Parliament, IGG, the Police, and facilitated Media attacks to the person of the President.

We took the opportunity whenever it arose to explain ourselves and the truth has always prevailed in the circumstances and we have been proven innocent.

We have instead encouraged the persons behind these activities to join the football development train and many are now aboard and contributing to development.

NCS regulations were issued and these put FUFA in a very precarious situation. Considering the fact that the 1964 NCS Act is obsolete, the regulations were always not going to provide any solutions and they seemed more to prove certain semantics and wishes about that hitherto were no backed by Law. FUFA required continued affiliation to FIFA and being able to transact in the Ugandan Business laws and the regulations could not provide such a solution in the state of the Act as it is. FUFA has since found a measure to fulfil the requirements of the regulations but still able to transact and affiliate to FIFA by amendment of the FUFA Statutes.

The Lower League has taken a dive as supervision hitherto from the competitions committee has been passed to the RFAs that are in the process of taking shape.

Women’s football is yet to register the kind of progress indicators we expect and rebuild of Club football structure is paramount in the coming 365 days.

Reasons for Success:
Reconciliatory tone, accommodating descent view holders, going into the face of considered foes, listening to all, keeping focused to set goals and beliefs, our continuous professional communication strategy, fairness to all, being open to all in agreement and disagreement, considering expertise ahead of self-interest and dedicating a lot of time to the cause has been the trick.
‘’it is our game, it is our country’’.

MAIN PHOTO: FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo (second right) hands over a T-Shirt to the chief guest, Mr Ssemakula Katende (Assistant general secretary from National Council of Sports) at St. Lira Hotel on Sunday.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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