Kampala Region delegates pose for a group photo at FUFA House in Mengo Credit: Taban Kamala
  • The FUFA Elections will be held in August 2017 (exact date to be confirmed by Electoral commission)
  • Kitara Region will host the elective assembly (Venue yet to be confirmed)
  • The District grassroots elections will be held in April 2017
  • Close to 88 Delegates will be engaged in the elections
  • Incumbent Moses Magogo already indicated he will stand for another term in office
  • Electoral commission head Sam Bakiika is an auditor. He is deputized by Yusuf Awuye and FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson as the secretary. The members on the committee are; Habib Aluma, James Okodi, John Adupa Gena, Micheal Igole, Geoffrey Kintu, Denis Lukambi and Stanley Kinene
[/media-credit] Kampala Region delegates pose for a group photo at FUFA House in Mengo Credit: Taban Kamala

There are less than 4 months to the long awaited FUFA elections slated for August 2017.

Politicking especially at the grassroots is definitely the order of the day in many parts of the country

The mood is tense and the political barometer is surely rocketing at lightening pace as the different delegates are soliciting their respective electorate for that much treasured ticket.

Two out of the eight football regions in the country – West Nile and Kampala have come out openly to express their love, passion and full support for the incumbent FUFA President, Moses Hashim Magogo.

Darius Mugoye is currently the second vice president to Magogo and intends to return as a Kampala Region delegate once again.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports on Saturday, the football mad administrator, also director at fast rising St Mary’s S.S Nabweru testifies the governance of FUFA under Magogo has been incredible and thus deserves another 4 year term.

Considering the achievements made in the last four years, its just fair that we maintain the status quo so as to consolidate the aforementioned.

We as Kampala region unanimously agreed to rally behind the incumbent.

Kampala Region Football Association joins West Nile in declaring their support for Magogo seeking for re-election for the top most football position in Uganda.

Some of the reasons fronted for their stand include among others; improved and growing relationship between FUFA and the Government, qualification of Uganda Cranes to AFCON after 39 years, the healthy relationship between FUFA and FIFA, human resource development, growth of the top tier league, introduction of the FUFA Women Elite and U-17 FUFA Juniors Leagues

“We are supporting Magogo’s candidature.He needs another team to reinforce the football structures. We believe the future is bright with what we have seen already under his administration,”Sande Moni one of the delegates added.

The decision was taken following a meeting that was attended by  Darius Mugoye (FUFA Executive Committee member – Kampala Region), Juma Kasolo (Chairman Kawempe District FA), Idris Kasalirwe (Chairman Kampala Region FA), Hamid Juma (FUFA Executive Commitee Member – Nakawa), Yusuf Kyeyune Chuni (Chairman Kampala Central DFA), Umar Sekyanzi (Chairman Rubaga District FA), Bale Yusuf (Chairman Nakawa District FA), Lutwama Stephen Kigongo (Chairman Makindye District FA).Angelo Lonyesi, Willis Muwanguzi, Sande Moni, Tamale Haruna.

Harunah Mawanda missed the meeting as he was attending the FIFA Member Association referees and assessors’ course in Njeru.

Kampala Region Strength:

Football politics is equally important to all regions and the FUFA Member associations (32 of them).

Kampala being the capital city has always dedicated the terms and trend almost in every aspect – football inclusive.

Main stream politics and the nucleus of the game is majorly centered in Kampala.

Buganda, Western, Mid-West (Kitara), Eastern, North East and Northern are the other regions.

The other members of FUFA are the Uganda Football  Players Association, Uganda Coaches Association, Uganda Beach Soccer Association, FUFA Big League, Youth, Women, Referees and the 16 Uganda Premier League clubs.

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

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