Despite serving in the current federation, FUFA Vice President in charge of the Uganda Premier League, Denis Ssebugwawo Mbidde is yet to zero down on a candidate to support in the looming federation presidential elections.
Mbidde, who addressed the press at Bay Lounge on Wednesday morning, revealed that he would only support a given candidate after looking at a convincing manifesto.
“I am not backing anyone at the moment because I don’t know what their plans are,” Mbidde told the members of the press.
He also revealed that he didn’t know anything regarding the plans FUFA President Moses Magogo has for the next term.
“I have not seen anything yet,” he said when asked about knowing anything his boss could be planning for Ugandan football in the next term of office.
In the last two weeks, Mbidde has traded insults with Honorary President Lawrence Mulindwa.
Mbidde referred to Mulindwa as a ‘leper’ of football before the St. Mary’s Kitende headmaster, while addressing guests at a function over the weekend, said that the FUFA Vice President cannot even manage his beard let alone football.
Mbidde, in a seemingly apologetic tone, explained that by ‘leper’, he was referring to Mulindwa’s failure to qualify Uganda Cranes to the AFCON on three occasions, something the current regime, to which Mbidde belongs, achieved on first attempt.
“Mulindwa tried to qualify for AFCON 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 also went further to remind the public that he has been part of Ugandan football for 38 years and was part of the group that ushered in the former FUFA president through ‘Save Our Soccer’ campaign that he steered alongside Fred Muwema and Aldrine Nsubuga.
Mulindwa revealed over the weekend that he would not hesitate to return and lead Ugandan football if the current federation kept on provoking him.
The FUFA presidential elections are slated for August 5 in Masindi district.