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Pictorial: FUFA Team Building session, employees rewarded for excellence in 2018

The year 2018 will come to a close next week but FUFA Secretariat staff had a few activities before saying goodbye to 365 memorable days that saw Uganda Cranes and Uganda U17 (Cubs) qualify for 2019 AFCON finals. The same year had good news for Uganda being handed the hosting rights of the 2020 AFCON Beach Soccer Finals.

However a team building session at the Extreme Adventure Park in Busiika on Sunday gave the Secretariat staff an opportunity to learn more about each other.

Group photo of FUFA team and instructors from Precious Real Moments just before the team building sessions got underway in Busiika.

The Team Building session was expertly conducted by a five man team from Precious Real Moments. The staff was taken through the targets for 2019 by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo to be achieved by each department within FUFA’s 8 key focus areas; Governance, Development, Infrastructure, National teams, Competitions, Marketing and Communications, Finance and Administration, Membership.

FUFA’s 8 key strategic areas of focus

‘You have the opportunity to be part of the secretariat as you enter the New Year 2019. The FUFA Executive has all the trust in the Secretariat to deliver. We need to raise the bar even higher because the public will not stop demanding for the best from FUFA’ said FUFA President.

The session was also attended by the FUFA 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye. He told the staff that the future of football is brighter and asked the employees to remain calm during challenging moments.

The sessions inside the main hall during the team building

‘This is the best moment ever to work for FUFA. The public have an impression already that this is the best sports federation in Uganda. It is now harder than before to join the Secretariat. Challenges call for loyalty’ said Mugoye.

The FUFA CEO Edgar Watson was a jolly man at the end of the classroom sessions that saw FUFA President present on the key focus areas and roles of each Directorate. Watson told the Secretariat staff that team work is key to success.

Staff were pooled in two groups for some of the day’s activities. The Cheatahs Group was led by Ali Mwebe

‘Team work leads to success. Let us learn how to execute our duties and the rest will happen automatically. We need to fight for supremacy at the top of African football but that can be achieved with a lot of team work’ said Watson

Stretching out for fitness was part of the activities. FUFA CEO Edgar Watson (Red ) leads out his secretariat staff during the drills.
ALL DOWN: L_R Omaria Bosco- Communications Assistant and Graphics Designer, Bashir Mutyaba (FUFA Deputy Football Development Director) and Denis Lukambi (Legal Officer) sanctioned for providing ‘insufficient information’ durig the team building sessions.
FUFA Events Manager Leilah Nankya identifying all FUFA staff by their names and positions in another team building session
This trio kept faultering on the day’s rules hence further punishment: L-R Bashir Mutyaba (FUFA Deputy Football Development Director) and Denis Lukambi (Legal Officer) and Omaria Bosco- Communications Assistant and Graphics Designer,sanctioned for providing ‘insufficient information’ durig the team building sessions.

New staff recruited-Mukatabala and Kalungi join FUFA

Ex Internationals Paul Mukatabla and Edward Kalungi are the latest employees at FUFA and were also part of the team building session.

Mukatabala is now the new National Teams’ Officer who will work under Patrick Ntege (new National Teams’ Manager)

Edward Kalungi is the FUFA Estates Officer assigned to make sure FUFA Properties like the FUFA Technical Centre, FUFA House and the Extension of FUFA offices in Mengo, Kadiba Project, FUFA Stadium Project in Lugazi etc are in good state.

The staff also took part in the day’s sports activities before winding up with end of year party that saw the most outstanding employees recognised.

Survival for the fittest. Male staff were supposed to trace for the female staff but guard them as part of the day’s activities in groups of (5 men and 2 females).
Time to listen
All tricks needed- turning upside-down
Top class attention needed to pass on the plate to a teammate. This was Team Vision under the slogan Number One.
Leilah Nankya passing under the ropes
FUFA VP Darius Mugoye sprinting with a smile
FUFA Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu trying out his luck with the hurdles.
Catch me if you can: FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein leaves 102.1 FUFA FM’s Programme Director John Kizza for dead during the hurdles’ race
FUFA’s ever jolly ladies Sharon Nalunga and Sumaya Hood Kiwanuka found time to relax



On a mission to conquer Busiika
Ali Mwebe’s sweet jokes excite his fellow staff
L-R Sarah Birungi, Meddy Sengendo and Phoebe Kutamba in Busiika for FUFA team bonding session
Daring: FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo up in the skies on his own in one of the day’s sports activities
The Vision Team leader Decolas Kiiza (FUFA Finance Director) led his team to Victory with 50 points on the day
Hajati Aisha Nalule actively took part in the activities in her team called Cheatahs
FUFA CEO Edgar Watson on the move to pass on the plate to Jimmy Ssebale using his knees

Staff recognised for excellence

FUFA’s Vision; To become Number one football Nation in Africa on and off the pitch comes with yardsticks for the federation to follow as employees are spotted for their excellence.

Sharon Nalunga (Officer in the Office of FUFA CEO) and Muhamud ‘Blatter’ Kalema (FUFA Cashier) were named most cooperative and best Team players for Female and Male respectively of the year 2018.

Nankya, Mutyaba best employees of 2018 at FUFA House

Leilah Nankya (Events Manager) was voted best Female Employee of the year 2018.

Leilah Nankya(L) receives a plaque from the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo as Female Employee of the year 2018

Bashir Mutyaba (Deputy FUFA Football Development Director/Youth Development Officer) were

Mutyaba Bashir (L) receives a plaque from the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo as Male Employee of the year 2018
The Most Cooperative and best Team female staff at FUFA House is Sharon Nalunga (L) receiving her package from FUFA Vice President Darius Mugoye.


The two employees will each be given a 13th month Salary. The awards were hand over by FUFA President and his Vice Mugoye.

The best employees at FUFA in 2018: L-R Kalema ‘Blatter’ Muhamud, Leilah Nankya, Sharon Nalunga and Mutyaba Bashir