The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Eng. Moses Magogo has been elected to the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Executive Committee.
Eng. Magogo beat his challenger Leodegar Tenga from Tanzania 33 to 19 votes in a poll conducted during the 41st CAF Ordinary Assembly at Marriot Zamalek Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
He will now represent the Eastern and Central Africa Zone (CECAFA Region) on the CAF Executive Committee where he has been serving as a co-opted member.
‘It has been my dream 20 years ago that one day I would serve as a CAF Executive Committee member. I am so happy that I have achieved it now. It is a big honour to be voted on the CAF Executive and I thank my Executive Committee at FUFA, Delegates, the team that has campaigning for me. This is not a personal victory alone but victory for us all. As young leaders on the African continent, we need to come up with the best ideas to help elevate Africa like other Confederations. I thank the Almighty Allah. I thank those who voted for me and the rest of Africa. In a special way, I thank my people from Uganda, the football family. We shall continue to work as one complete unit’
Other elected leaders included Abdulhakim Abraheem Abdulrarazzik Al Shalmani from Libya and Mauritius’ Mohamad Ally Samir Sobha.
The trio of Senegal’s Augustin Senghor (Western Zone A), Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso) for Western Zone B and Central Africa Republic’s Patrice Edouard Ngaissona for Central zone were all elected unopposed.
The Ugandan delegation had the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson, FUFA First Vice President Justus Mugisha, Second Vice President Darius Mugoye as well as Jean Sseninde.
Who is Moses Magogo Hassim?
Moses Magogo Hassim was born in Kamuli, Eastern Uganda on 8th November 1976 to Mr. Sam Zua Nkinda and Mrs. Ruth Biribawa Nkinda.
Moses Magogo went to Kagulu Primary School in Kamuli District, Jinja College in Jinja District and Namilyango College in Mukono District before joining Makerere University for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical).
Sports in Schools
While at Jinja College, Namilyango College and Makerere University Magogo excelled both in sports and academics. The rare double excellence was such that in one week he won the 10,000 metre race and was runners up in National Mathematics contest that brought the best students in the best schools in Uganda.
With Moses Magogo as Interior Minister and participant in several disciplines, Nkrumah Hall Bull roasted (won the overall sports competitions) for the first time in its history of over 40 years and also won the university football cup
He has worked with Kinyara Sugar Works, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the United Nations and African Development Bank. Currently Magogo is a shareholder and the Chairman Board of Directors of PearlSporto Investments Limited that owns and runs PearlSporto TV Channel (the only exclusively Ugandan Sports Channel)
Football and playing career
On top of playing primary, High school and University football, Magogo has also played association football with Kinyara Sugar FC and Mutundwe Lions FC. He is also the Captain of the FUFA President’s XI-a team that comprises former National team players.
In the lower football administration, Magogo was Club Treasurer Mutundwe Lions FC (1998 – 2013), Club Secretary Super Cubs Soccer Academy (2011-2013), Secretary Rubaga District Football Association (2005-2009) and FUFA General Assembly Delegate for Rubaga DFA (2004 – 2013).
In the National Football Administration, Magogo served as Secretary FUFA Competitions Committee (2005-2011), Chairman FUFA Licensing Board, member AFCON 2012 mobilisation committee (headed by Hon. Obua Hamson), FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) Agent for Uganda, member of the FUFA EXCOM representing Kampala region and member of the Board of Directors Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.
Moses Magogo is currently the FUFA President (voted in 2013, re-elected in 2017 for another 4 year term). Magogo succeeded Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa (now Honorary FUFA President) in August 2013.
He was a member of FIFA Security and Integrity Committee (2015-2017), Chairperson CAF Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee, served as Member on CAF Organising Committee of the Inter Club championships, FIFA Football Administration & Management Instructor.
He was co-opted on the CAF Executive Committee in 2017 by CAF President Mr. Ahmad Ahmad being elected on 18th July 2019 to represent the CAF East-Central zone (CECAFA region) on to the CAF Executive.
He also served as Chairman of FUFA Marketing Committee and Member of the Board of Directors Mandela National Stadium Limited.
Magogo is credited for having transformed the league and football competition systems in Uganda and particularly the FUFA Big League and Regional Leagues.
He is also responsible for starting the players contracting regulations and system in Uganda, negotiating and concluding the various sponsorships to football. Magogo has been a key player in the governance reforms at FUFA and was a pivotal figure in the FUFA Presidency of Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa (2005-2013).
During his Administration 2013 till to-date:
- Introduced the FUFA Juniors League (started with U-17 but now U-19)
- Introduced the FUFA Women Elite League in 2014
- Introduced the Super8 Cup tournament that attracts the top 6 finishers in the League and newcomers from the FUFA Big league