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Profile of Hon. Akbar Adoko Nekyon, the founder of the first football league in Uganda

The 91st Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Ordinary General Assembly is set to recognize with Hon. Akbar Adoko Nekyon, the seating FUFA president in 1968 when the first ever national football league in Uganda was played.

The assembly will take place at Soroti Hotel on Saturday, 26th September and the following day, Sunday 27th September 2015.

Akbar Adoko during a recent interview at his home brings his detailed profile:

• Born 6th August 1931at Akokoro, Lango District to chief Jekeri Akaki and Abisagiri Koli

• Went to Ibuje Primary ,Ngora Secondary and Kings College Buddo

• Joined Kerala University (India) for 5 years and obtained masters in economics with political science

• Served in the colonial civil service as a clerk-interpreter for one year

• Elected and served as the first president of FUFA in 1968 after change of name from UFA

• Engineered formation of FUFA from UFA

• Founded the first Uganda National Football League in 1968

• Founded the National Council of Sports in 1964 and appointed Mr Bataringaya Basil as the 1st chairman of NCS

• Got to love football from his Elder brother Erifazi Odur

Hon. Adoko with the wife (left) and FUFA official, Dr. Patrick Benard Ogwel


• He has received several honors in relation to his contributions to various aspects in Uganda that is; he was honored by parliament of the Republic of Uganda during the 50th independence anniversary celebration for life time achiever for Uganda, Awarded Honorary Ph.D by Makerere University for his tremendous contribution to field of academics (English literature- published five literature

• Served as a member of parliament of the legislative assembly in the parliament of Uganda for 18 years including constituent assembly

• Served as a cabinet minister in Uganda government for 7 years

• Served as the general manager of the defunct Uganda Airlines

One Reply to “Profile of Hon. Akbar Adoko Nekyon, the founder of the first football league in Uganda”

  1. Hon Nek Yon Adoko is one of the grand father that inspire most of us from Maruzi County Apac District in Uganda.being one of my elder and close political mentor during the time when we could wake up at 0200 am to attend to his political cal as my mum being his political actives, i too study a lot from him and is making me gradually clime through my living dream thank Uncle.

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