L-R: Ronnie Kalema, Rosebell Ryamuyamba, FUFA Electoral committee vice chairperson Yusuf Awuye and Muhammed Shaban Ndawula Credit: FUFA Media
[/media-credit] L-R: Ronnie Kalema, Rosebell Ryamuyamba, FUFA Electoral committee vice chairperson Yusuf Awuye and Muhammed Shaban Ndawula Credit: FUFA Media

The Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) has voted Ronnie Kalema, Rosebell Rwamuyamba and Muhammed Shaban Ndawula Mawanda as the representatives to the FUFA General Assembly.

UFRA delegates voted for these three at FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala under the close eye of FUFA Electoral Committee vice chairperson Yusuf Awuye who acted as the returning officer.

Former FIFA referee Kalema tallied a massive 42 votes. Ndawula had a total of 38 votes and the only lady, Rosebell Rwamuyamba (36 votes).

Iron lady, Catherine Adipo pulled out of the race at the 11th hour but still managed to get 3 ‘stray votes’.

Meanwhile, the UFRA Executive Committee will be chaired by Kalema.

David Davis Katabira and Adipo are the committee 1st and 2nd vice chairmen respectively.

FIFA referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga is the treasurer.

The committee members are; Joseph Ochom, Ben Adrole, Issa Masembe, Lydia Nantabo Wanyama and Freddie Wanyama.

Uganda Football Referees Association (URFA) delegates with some of the FUFA Electoral committee members pose for a group photo at FUFA House Credit: FUFA Media

Kalema thanked the members for entrusting him with the mandate to represent them at the supreme FUFA body.

“The elections are now behind us. This is time to work and deliver for the betterment of the refereeing department,” he noted.

At the same time the eight delegates to represent the Big League clubs in the assembly were also voted and they include Airtel Kitara’s chairman Dennis Musinguzi, Faisal Muhammed (JMC Hippos), Norman Ssemwanga (Kireka United), Synergy coach Brian Ssenyondo, Hassan Kirunda Kakaire (Kataka F.C, Mbale), Apollo Ahimbisibwe (Ntinda United), Paul Mark Kayongo (Ndejje University) and Alfred Odaga (Paidha Black Angels).

These two special interest groups will be followed by the Coaches and Players’ representatives on Tuesday.

Uganda Beach Soccer Association, Schools and Youth Football Associations will have the elections conducted on Wednesday, 7th June 2017.

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

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