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.
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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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
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.
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.
Bashir Mutyaba (Deputy FUFA Football Development Director/Youth Development Officer) were
The two employees will each be given a 13th month Salary. The awards were hand over by FUFA President and his Vice Mugoye.