[/media-credit] Denis Mbidde (left) at a function to launch the FUFA awards last year. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

In a rare turn of events, FUFA Vice President in charge of the Uganda Premier League, Denis Ssebugwawo Mbidde has called on all football stakeholders he wronged just as he forgives those that wrong him.

Mbidde was reacting to Honorary President Lawrence Mulindwa’s remarks who said felt insulted when the FUFA official referred to him as a ‘leper’ of football.

“So much has been said in recent weeks,” stated Mbidde at a press briefing at Bay Lounge, Lugogo. “Football is at test. It is not necessary that we abuse each other, that we call names,” he added.

Let’s not focus on individuals because everyone in one way or the other has contributed to football. I ask for forgiveness from all those I have wronged and forgive those that have wronged me.

Mbidde went further to explain what he meant by leper insisting it was an idiom intended to show how Mulindwa and his FUFA team tried to qualify for AFCON on three occasions but failed on the last day.

Mulindwa tried to qualify for AFCON on three times and failed on the last day. A case of being so near yet so far. I used an ‘Idiom’ Leper to mean that. We as current FUFA qualified the Cranes on first attempt.

The former SC Villa official went further to remind the public that he was part of the group that ushered in the former FUFA president through ‘Save Our Soccer’ campaign alongside Fred Muwema and Aldrine Nsubuga.

There are three men who ensured that sanity returns to football. I, Aldrine (Nsubuga) and Fred (Muwema). That change we caused through SOS ushered in Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa as the FUFA President. I hear many saying he was the Saviour of football.

On a surprise note, the eloquent but controversial Mbidde said he is yet to make a choice on any candidate for the football top chair and hinted that he will only make a choice after studying their manifestos.

I will pronounce my preferred candidate for FUFA presidency after studying all their manifestos. May the Best candidates win.

It remains to be seen how Mulindwa will react to this as he had promised to ‘pick his guns’ from the sub-county and stand for FUFA Presidency again if abuses from officials at Mengo don’t stop.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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