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FUFA’s Jubilee message to Buganda Kingdom

FUFA President: Lawrence Mulindwa has recognized the contributions of Buganda Kingdom to Football development in this country.

The FUFA President, Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa, his Executive Committee and the entire football fraternity wishes to congratulate His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, Maama Nabagereka, the royal family, the Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Eng. JB Walusimbi, the Abataka Council, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Lukiiko and the people of Buganda upon clocking 50 years of Independence this Monday 8th October 2012.

The FUFA family pledges a continued cordial working relationship with Buganda Kingdom in all areas especially in the development of football within and outside the region.

His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at the launch of the Masaza tournament at Mityana Saza Ground in May 2012

We appreciate the role played by Mengo government and His Majesty the Kabaka in particular in the area of football development through annual Masaza and Bika bya Baganda tournaments among other sports.

These tournaments have produced a number of National team players like Hamis Kiiza (Kkooki), Walusimbi Godfrey (Mawokota), Emmanuel Okwi (Mawokota), Mike Mutyaba (Busiro), Mike Sserumaga (Mawokota), Joseph Owino (Mawogola), Brian Omony (Kyadondo) and Chrisestom Ntambi (Bugerere) among many others.

 As we celebrate this historical milestone, we also look back to individuals from Buganda Kingdom that have tirelessly contributed to football development. These range from Kefa Kiwanuka who was part of the bare-footed Uganda national team that played in UK in 1956 to former Cranes Captain Ibrahim Ssekajja currently playing professional football in Austria

It’s also memorable that the team which played in the four-nation independence Cup on 9th October 1962 in Nakivubo had the likes of Owek. Jimmy Ssemugabi Bakyayita, Sam Bukenya, Joseph Mabirizi, Kasozi Lositico and Jimmy Ssewava among many other Baganda.

These were key in popularizing the game of football in the Kingdom and setting the pace for the future generation.  


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