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Mulindwa to remain supportive after leaving FUFA

FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa has this Wednesday, July 17 2013 addressed a press Conference at the Federation Headquarters here in Mengo and made official comments on a number of issues including the looming threats to disband FUFA by the government. Below are the highlights of his address.

FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa

FUFA set for disbandment

President Lawrence Mulindwa told journalists that the fast spreading rumours of disbanding FUFA by government was a regrettable move that would affect football but cleared the interested parties to proceed with their ill-intentions. Mulindwa said his leadership was a legitimate football administrative body put in place through the statutes acceptable to FIFA, CAF and CECAFA. He said he was happy that he leaves football at an admirable level compared to where he found it in December 2005. “Let them disband FUFA and bring whoever they want to be here but where were they when football was in a mess before we came in?” he asked.

Denies political ambitions

He refuted press allegations that he had chosen not to seek a third term as a FUFA president in order to start preparing for political elections scheduled for 2016.  “I am not looking for employment…I am satisfied where I am. What can I earn from being an MP!” he wondered. Rumours were being circulated by those opposed to the current football administration that Mulindwa was eyeing Mawokota Constituency seat.

To remain supportive

Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Jesca Alupo is reportedly set to disband FUFA on Friday which move may result into a FIFA ban.

The federation boss clarified that he had not resigned but had only paved way for a new face to steer the game after August 31st this year. He pleaded to continue supporting the incoming leadership. “You don’t need to be a president to support football. I shall continue being supportive to the game” Mulindwa emphasized. The outgoing President described his next performance in football after the General assembly as being a ‘free role’ which he said would even make him more ‘dangerous in the field of play’.

Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa may have his efforts put to waste on Friday as Uganda may face a ban and miss out in action against Senegal in September.

Uganda-Tanzania return leg match

The president promised to continue facilitating the Cranes team a head of the CHAN return leg against Tanzania on July 27. Uganda edged Taifa Stars 1-0 in the first leg match played in Dar es salaam City last weekend and Mulindwa rewarded the players with UGX 30m. Gate charges have been put at UGX. 25,000 and UGX 10,000 for the pavilion and open seats respectively. The match will be played in Namboole.

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