Saturday, September 12, 2020 was a busy day for the Kampala Region Football Association and the Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) as the two entities held their respective Annual General Assemblies.
FAU’s AGM was held at Kenedia Hotel in Kampala as Kampala Region Football Association was at Pope Paul Hotel, Rubaga – Kampala.
This was the first ever that FAU organized the Annual General Meeting since being admitted as the 34th member of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) last year during the 95th FUFA Ordinary Assembly hosted by the West Nile region in Adjumani.
For both assemblies, there were fruitful deliberations with clear road maps designed through work plans and activity calendars as well as the approval of the budgets for the up-coming years.
FUFA second vice president Darius Mugoye was the chief guest at the Kampala Region Annual general meeting and FUFA Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Football Decolas Kiiza was the chief guest at the FAU convention.
‘I bring you greetings from the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo. This assembly is a statutory requirement and I have must thank the chairman and his executive because this is one way of presenting accountability for the work being done. Kampala region is one of the most organized regions in Uganda and we belief this organization translates into good development’ Mugoye said.
Mugoye appreciated Kampala region for enhancing the club’s pro agenda programme.
Addressing the Futsal delegates, Kiiza stressed the vision of FUFA, “To be the number one footballing country in Africa on and off the pitch” as he challenged the Futsal family to aim for the best in everything being executed and targeted.
‘Futsal Association of Uganda (FAU) has undertaken deliberate steps to develop this game. I urge you to front openness, teamwork, accountability, loyalty and build relationships as well as capacity in human resource. FUFA has an agenda fronting infrastructural development, professionalization of competition, capacity building (coaching, refereeing and administration). I therefore urge you to emphasize compliance as we shall also work on other issues like participation in international competitions and fulfillment of prize money for clubs’ Kiiza noted.
The Kampala Region Football Assembly approved a total budget of Shs. 99,600,000 meant to run the day-to-day running of all the association’s activities and the secretariat chores, among others.
The Futsal Association Uganda’s total budget estimate is Shs. 136,600,000 for the competitions, administrative tasks, equipment and the like.
Dirisa Kasalirwe, the chairman of Kampala Region Football Association appreciated the delegates who attended the meeting, as he lauded FUFA for the continuous support to the body.
Kasalirwe hinted about the budget increment and attributed this scenario to the escalating demands in the present day life.
‘As you have noticed, our budget has almost doubled from 40M to 99.6M. This is because of the rising cost of living and the addition of key competitions on our tournament rooster’ Kasalirwe remarked.
Hamzah Jjunju, the FAU Chairman traced back the gradual evolution of Futsal since its birth in 2015, saluting the Federation, clubs, partners, media and individual personalities who have worked tooth and nail to see the game where it is.
Jjunju noted that FAU is now geared with major focus on the development of the game in relation to; Futsal development, Futsal Competitions, Marketing & Promotion, Professionalization, Leadership as well as Social Impact.
‘Since we kicked off on 18th March 2015, the Futsal trend has been wholesomely embraced. I therefore salute key partners including the mother body, FUFA and everyone whose contribution can not be underestimated. Our major focus is now on Futsal development, Futsal Competitions, Marketing & Promotion, Professionalization, Leadership as well as Social Impact.’ Jjunju stated.
Eight Futsal clubs as Equator, Mengo City (Typhoons), Park, Parakeets, Yeak Kabowa, Aidenal Yap Stars, Bagimu (Intercity Busega) and Elephants were officially admitted as FAU members alongside the Referees, Coaches and Schools’ factions.
Other FUFA member associations will also hold their respective AGM’s before the 96th FUFA Ordinary Assembly that will be hosted by Kampala Region at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi.