FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo remains committed to the cause of promoting the quality of club football in the country.

[/media-credit] FUFA President Moses Magogo presents a framed Uganda Cranes line up to President Museveni during the team’s recent visit at Entebbe State House Credit: FUFA Media

At a time when the country broke the chains of self-enslavement to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the first time in 39 years, Uganda remains indebted to the cause of marking this qualification a perennial habit.

Magogo who was the head of delegation with the Uganda Cranes team in Gabon points to club football as one of the key pillars of developing the sport in any given nation.

He noted with concern;

Club football is the basis of football. Therefore, it should be given special attention.

Magogo highlights on the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda vis-à-vis the CAF and FIFA regulations. He hints on the reduced footballing wars as one of the key elements in promoting the agenda.

Having reduced the quarrels and improved on club licensing requirements, the results are starting to show.

Our approach is the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda

[/media-credit] Action between KCCA and Soana at Lugogo. Local club football is intended to provide a pool of players for the Uganda Cranes and other national sides Credit: © Kawowo Sports / JOHN BATANUDDE

Wide pool of players:

The FUFA boss, who indicated he will be seeking re-election for yet another term in office pointed to the issue of building a wide pool of players for the national teams.

We are building a bigger pool of players as these are the actual men who get onto the turf to pick the results.

We are now pushing our players to get more club playing time.

Giving reference to the recently played 2017 AFCON, he hinted of players with quality playing time at their respective clubs as those who excelled for team Uganda.

In a game against Egypt only Denis Onyango, Geoffrey Kizito and Joseph Ochaya had miles of club playing time yet the rest are the best Ugandan players to represent the country.

Magogo also said no player has officially indicated his willingness to retire from national duty.

He noted, if any player writes formally, FUFA is ready to organize a send-off testimony match.

The coach however will continue to invite only those players he thinks in his opinion can represent Uganda best.

Magogo took over from Lawrence Mulindwa in 2013 after he was voted into office un-opposed.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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