Outgoing FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa has dedicated his eight years of service at the Federation to the football fans in the country.
Mulindwa made the remarks this Saturday afternoon while presiding over this year’s Ordinary Annual General Assembly at Jinja Nile Resort Hotel. “The fans have been so friendly to my administration and have almost been sponsors of the game….I treasure them so much and dedicate my eight years of administration at FUFA to them”, Mulindwa said.
He hailed his outgoing executive committee for always being there for him throughout his tenure and rewarded each of them with a certificate of recognition. “Thank you so much for being there for me. If I had money each of you would have had a financial reward from me but I am poor and please accept this certificate as a sign of appreciation”
The Executive committee members recognized included Eng. Moses Magogo (Vice President Administration), Anthony Kimuli (Vice President in charge of Finance), Chris Kalibbala (Vice President in charge of Women football), Mujib Kasule (Vice President incharge of FSL), Livingstone Kyambadde Vice President-Technical), Dr. Patrick Ogwel (Vice President-Youth) and Issa Magoola (Vice President-Competitions).
Others were Ibrahim Maraka (Chairman zone 1), Sam Lwere (Chairman zone 2), Mike Letti (Chairman Zone 3), Calvin Okello (Chairman Zone 4), Rogers Byamukama (chairman zone 5), Abbas Ssendyowa (chairman zone 6), Meddie Sserwadda (chairman zone 7), Sam Mpiima (chairman zone 8), Hamid Juma (chairman (Zone 9), Amin Bbosa (chairman zone 10), Michael Wandera (chairman zone 11), Rogers Mulindwa (chairman zone 12) and Joseph Mwanje the chairman zone 13.
Other rewards went to the Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson, the technical Director Asuman Lubowa, Finance Manager Hajat Aisha Nalule, Personal assistant to the President Jimmy Kirunda and the longest serving staff at FUFA Mohamood Kalema poluary referred to as ‘Blatter’.
Mulindwa said he was happy to be walking out of FUFA with a number of achievements registered despite the country’s failure to qualify for World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations. “I found Uganda ranked 128th in the international FIFA rankings and I am leaving our country at the 16th and 77th in Africa and the whole world respectively.
He urged the incoming new president and his executive committee to avoid bending the articles in the statutes for purposes of selfish interests.
Mulindwa commended the political leadership in Uganda for the conducive security environment that has enabled FUFA to conduct all its activities without security concerns. “All the support president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has accorded us is highly appreciated and I thank him for the financial and material support extended to the federation during my tenure” the outgoing President added.
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