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93rd FUFA Ordinary Assembly: Eng. Moses Magogo and entire Executive Committee successfully endorsed by delegates

The 93rd FUFA Ordinary General Assembly was held on Saturday 5th August, 2017 at Kabalega Resort Hotel in Masindi, Kitara Region.

Also, all the FUFA staff, officials from global and continental football governing bodies FIFA and CAF respectively, National Council of Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports, different Uganda Government leaders, Media and observers from all over Africa graced the colourful and succesfully organised Assembly.

Some of the delegates during the deliberations at the 93rd FUFA Ordinary Assembly in Masindi

FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo Hassim after going through the statutory requirements of an annual ordinary general assembly, he presented his communication to the congress where he expressed appreciation to the different football stakeholders and took the congress through his strategic working plan for his second term of service in the office of FUFA President.

I thank the FUFA Delegates for honouring our invitation and their diligent efforts in serving the game of football, the Parliament and Government of the Republic of Uganda for their financial support Particularly -Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga , FIFA and CAF for recognising the Federation’s efforts streamlined towards developing the game of football in Uganda without forgetting the tremendous job done by the fourth estate(Media) in availing  timely updates to our people at the grassroots particularly those who report as required ethically.

I also take the opportunity to applaud the FUFA Legal team who have seen many cases filed against FUFA but dismissed lately. We knew this moment would come and took a swift brave decision of having a full-time legal manager at FUFA

The FUFA President Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo

FUFA President hinted on the problems faced by the Federation and appealed to the Government to intervene.

‘The Federation is faced with a number of problems in running the game ranging from betting, match fixing, lack of effected commercial laws amongst others and I appeal to the government to intervene and get these problems solved. Special recognition goes to Adoko Nekyon former 1968 FUFA President when the Uganda football League was introduced, Ken Bayo from Ecobank, USPA President Sabiiti Muwanga amongst other high profile individuals’ FUFA President added.

L-R: Djibouti FA President addressing the Delegates, CECAFA Honorary President Leodgar Tenga and Eng. Moses Magogo at the Assembly in Masindi

Every Delegate is entitled to a Republic of Uganda Passport and free access to Uganda Cranes home matches.

All the 88 Delegates will at least get an opportunity to travel with Uganda Cranes for away matches in the next four years with sitting allowances doubled from 0.5 Million to one million with effect from 2018 financial year and summits will be staged to discuss football matters.

The top brass during the FUFA Assembly: L-R  CAF  Representative Waberi Hassan Souleiman, FIFA’s Leodegar Tenga, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and NCS’ Dr. Patrick Bernard Ogwel

Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo hinted about former Uganda Cranes ‘ Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic’s situation before welcoming Dr. Bernard Ogwel who conveyed the message on behalf of National council of Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports and the Government of Uganda.

‘The market and economic competition on the continent could not avail us room to retain him even when FUFA offered to double his salary’ Said FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo Hassim.

‘Formulation of physical activity sports bill is on its course and a committee is in place,this will ensure sports is given a priority to blossom in Uganda and,football in particular. I thank FIFA and CAF for supporting the development of the game of football in Uganda and ask FUFA through FUFA president to see Uganda Cranes gel at the continental level and the government is ready to support you in anyway. I also the efforts of the media in bolstering football development because, they play a vital role in taking the game to our people to the ground level possible’ Dr Benard Ogwel, who represented the National Council of Sports and Government noted.

CAF representative and Chairman CAF referees committee, CAF Executive member and Djibouti FA president Mr. Soleman Waberi couldn’t wait to express how he feels being in Uganda.

‘I am very happy being here, I really feel at home, Uganda is my second home where I have been assigned as a CAF instructor before, Match Assessor amongst other responsibilities, CAF President is proud of FUFA’s tremendous job done towards football growth and development, he’s by far pleased with the trend taken under the stewardship of FUFA president Eng.Moses Magogo. CAF President is proud of you’ said CAF representative Hassan Souleiman Waberi who also met Uganda’s FIFA Referees on Friday.

Out-going and in-coming FUFA Executive Committee members with the CAF and FIFA Delegation in a group photo shortly after the 93rd FUFA Ordinary General Assembly in Masindi

FIFA representative, Honorary chairman CECAFA and former president Tanzania football federation Mr Leodega Tenga on addressing the congress applauded FUFA’s hospitable reception and vowed on behalf of FIFA to facilitate football development in Uganda.

‘We were warmly received and welcomed with open arms on arrival in Uganda, I thank FUFA for the hospitable reception. I personally follow every move by Uganda FA streamlined towards football development and reliably aware of their tireless efforts geared towards the cause. I only urge FUFA to continue the good work, CAF and FIFA altogether will continue to avail all the necessary backing and support.’ FIFA representative Leodegar Tenga remarked.

L-R Ken Bayo of Ecobank, former FUFA President (1965 – 1968), also FUFA Hononary President Adoko Nekyon (center) smiles during the Assembly. On his left is the President of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), Sabiti Muwanga.
L-R Kitara Region FA Chairman Ayebale James, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo,  Cranes Legends Baker Kasigwa and Francis Kulabigwo were recognized with FUFA Presidential Plaques of recognition and UGX 1M each. Jimmy Muguwa was recoginsed in absentia and his Plaque was received by Ayebale. The trio were recognised for their great service to Uganda Cranes and football in the country.

The 93rd FUFA ordinary General Assembly involved presentation of the Audited books of accounts as at 31st December 2016, the previous FUFA’s financial year and approval of the FUFA budget presented to the congress by FUFA Finance Director Kiiza Decolas. The motion was proposed by Mr. Ngobi Jamal, seconded by Tabu Santos and Kiiza from Kitara region.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo recognised Uganda Cranes’ legends Baker Kasigwa (1956), Francis Kulabigwo and Jimmy Muguwa with (1978) with Plaques and shs 1million each.

L-R: FUFA Electoral Committee Vice Cahirman Yusuf Awuye, Chairman Samuel Bakiika with the FUFA CEO Edgar Watson at the FUFA Assembly

Then the FUFA electoral committee took the August Assembly through an electoral process where incumbent FUFA President was voted unopposed  for another 4 year term of office.

Some of the legends of the beautiful game who attended the Assembly L_R Hassan Mubiru, Ayub Balyejusa ,Lulenti Kyeyune and Francis Kulabigwo
Sports Club Villa  Jogoo President, Eng. Ben Immanuel Misagga casts his vote during the election for the FUFA President, 3rd Vice President and the entire Executive Committee

The FUFA President tallied 69 votes out of the 72 total number of votes cast. 2 were invalid and 1 against.

Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi was voted third Vice president with a total of 64 votes, 7 against and 1 invalid.

Express FC Chairperson, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi all smiles shortly after being voted as 3rd Vice President by the Delegates in Masindi.

The new Executive committee officially takes office on 31st August 2017.

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