In the wake of Sepp Blatter‘s announcement of his resignation as FIFA Boss on Tuesday, there has been many expressions of regret by soccer fans and officials alike across Africa.
Blatter has been a favourite on the African continent during his nearly 18 year spell as FIFA president, as CAF and its individual 54 voting members has repetitively expressed thanks and appreciation for Blatter’s input towards African Football.
FUFA President, Moses Magogo, who voted in favour of Blatter for his fifth term at the just concluded FIFA elections in Zurich, is speaking in high volume for the departing Blatter.
He attests that Ugandan football has benefited from Blatter’s reign and predicts a tough job for his successor.
Speaking at FUFA’s weekly press conference on Thursday morning, Magogo said,
Blatter has been addressing the interests of African Countries and that is why we as FUFA joined other African federations and voted for him once again.
Africa had chance to host their first ever world cup .Many people have come out to publicize the corruption scandals in FIFA but no single charge has been brought about Blatter. Whoever is going to replace him has to guarantee us the same support. Here in Uganda we have achieved remarkable success for example FUFA House Enormous football courses, FUFA technical Centre, FUFA F.M and many other development projects have come into existence.
Moses Magogo led a three man delegation of FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and vice president Justus Mugisha last week to Zurich to attend FIFA congress.