HIGHLIGHTS OF 90TH FUFA ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD AT ST.LIRA HOTEL ON SATURDAY, 25TH OCTOBER 2014:
The 2014 FUFA Ordinary General Assembly was held at St.Lira Hotel on Saturday, 25th October 2014.
It was the first time Northern Uganda was hosting the Assembly that was making its 90th anniversary.
56 of the expected 86 delegates attended, meeting the three thirds quorum expected for the assembly to kick off.
FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo presided over the Assembly as stipulated in the FUFA statues.
National Council of Sports Assistant General secretary, Semakula Katende was chief guest.
By 9:30 a.m, the delegates at the venue (St Lira Hotel conference hall) had arrived before FUFA C.E.O, Edgar Watson called the assembly to order.
Opening prayer was led by Buganda Region delegate Rogers Mulindwa. The Assembly lasted 5 hours (from 10:00 am to 3pm).
Highlights from the 90th FUFA Extra General Assembly:
1 – FUFA President’s Presentation of the Federation activity report:
In his presentation of the activity report, FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo acknowledged the role of all stake holders in the process of football development in the country.
He thanked the delegates, football fans, administrators, all the sponsors and the government of Uganda for the timely financial and other support offered.
He hinted on all the activities for the past 12 or so months that the Federation has undertaken and pledged the continued hard work towards accomplishing the set targets.
“Our AFCON 2015 qualification campaign is still active and we have lined up two friendly games for the national team before we play Ghana on the 15th November 2014”, he added in reference to the November 9th and 11th friendly games at Namboole against Ethiopia and Sudan respectively.
He acknowledged the role played by the Honorary FUFA President, Lawrence Mulindwa and cautioned all those self seeking individuals whose major targets among others is to cause friction among the two.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo presents the Chief Guest, Semakula Katende a special FUFA branded shirt.
2 – FUFA admitted three new member associations:
The three associations that join the FUFA family are; Uganda Football Players Association (UFPA), Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA) and Uganda Tertiary Institutions Football Association (UTIFA).
The trio join 30 other FUFA Members but await FIFA approval and guidance on their admission. However, the Uganda Tertiary Institutions Football Association (UTIFA) remain an associate member.
Buganda region delegate, Rogers Mulindwa moved the motion of approval of the Uganda Football Players’ Association.
Rogers Mulindwa (second right) moved motion of approval of Uganda Football Players’ Association.
Joseph Mwanje and Issa Magoola seconded the motion as the house passed the motion.
The Uganda Football Players’ Association chairman Patrick Ntege who had been previously suspended from FUFA assemblies attended and in a separate motion, the assembly lifted the ban.
Yusuf Kamulegeya moved motion of approving Uganda Youth Football Association with Bonifance Oreyma and Hannington Okello successfully seconding.
For the motion of approving Uganda Tertiary Institutions Football Association, Ayub Kalifa was the mover.
Western region delegate, Ceaser Nuwagaba and Bul F.C chairman, Silver Alias seconded the motion.
3 – Dennis Mbidde Approval as FUFA 3rd Vice President
This most awaited session was led by FUFA electoral Committee member, John Odyek.
North East regional football delegate Peter Okwir moved motion to approve Mbidde that was successfully seconded by Baza Holdings football club chairman Bashir ‘Mando’ Kamanzi and the Uganda Football Coaches’ Association delegate Paul Ssali.
Dennis Mbidde before the delegates at St.Lira Hotel during the 90th Extra FUFA Assembly.
Mbidde, by virtual of his role as chairman of the Uganda Premier League clubs automatically becomes the third FUFA Vice President replacing Mujib Kasule.
“I am privileged for the new appointment. I promise to work to the best of my ability. Sales and marketing is my blood and I will help the federation on this particular front. I am happy to come back to the football family’ said Mbidde.
4 – The passing of the FUFA annual budget:
It was presented by FUFA Finance committee chairman, Rasoul Aliga and FUFA Finance director, Decolas Kizza.
They presented the sums of FUFA incomes and expenses for the year 2013/14.
5 –Project Proposals for upcoming 5th FIFA Goal project and new Member Associations.
FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha guided the assembly on this subject.
FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha presenting the proposals about the FIFA Goal Project V.
Some of the proposed projects FUFA will present to FIFA for possible sponsorship included;
– Building another floor at the current FUFA House in Mengo
– Building a stadium within Kampala
– Constructing 3 regional stadia in upcountry regions
– FUFA’s idea of coming up with a federation owned radio station and TV station
6 – FUFA official Match Day Ball:
The Assembly passed the proposal of the FUFA official match day that will be used in all FUFA competitions.
This is in line with further promoting the FUFA logo.
The Executive will soon meet to decide upon the manufacturer of the ball that FUFA will use officially.
6 – Acknowledging Work of FUFA Staff:
The 90th Assembly in unison acknowledged the tremendous work of all the FUFA staff.
A special motion of acknowledgement was successfully passed by the delegates as FUFA C.E.O Edgar Watson introduced one individual after another.
A standing ovation was accorded to Muhammood‘Blatter’ Kalema for the exceptional service offered to FUFA.
The FUFA Staff acknowledged:
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 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
Others: Sharon Nalunga, Jimmy Sebale, Rukiah, Aisha Nalule, Mansoor Kimumwe, Meddie Matovu, Samuel Egessa
MAIN PHOTO: The FUFA Executive in a photo moment shortly after the Assembly in Lira L-R (Back Row) Sam Lwere, Denis Mbidde (VP), Richard Ochom, Sam Mpiima, Hamid Juma, Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel. Front row: L-R: Mariam Kaliga, Rasoul Aliga, NCS Assistant General Secretary Semakula, FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo, Justus Mugisha (VP), Darius Mugoye (VP), Rogers Byamukma and Chris Kalibala
PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department