Darius Mugoye (right) picks the bank slips for Candidate Moses Magogo (not in the picture) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

FUFA Elective Assembly: 5th August 2017

  • At Masindi Hotel, Kitara region
[/media-credit] Darius Mugoye (right) picked the bank slips for Candidate Moses Magogo (not in the picture). He was accompanied by Hajji Abdul Ssekabira, Hassan Kirunda Kakaire (standing) and Henry Kalungi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

When the nomination process for the FUFA Executive elections officially opened on Monday, 12th June 2017, only one aspiring candidate turned up on the opening day.

SC Villa Jogoo president, Ben Immanuel Misagga picked the bank slips.

Misagga was represented by Buganda Region delegate Joseph Mwanje who picked the bank slips on his behalf from the FUFA Electoral Committee tent outside FUFA House on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the incumbent, Moses Magogo represented by the second vice president Darius Mugoye

The two candidates are expected to return the duly paid up bank slips totaling to Ugx 9M by Wednesday evening (deadline 5 p.m) with their respective proposed full Executive Members named.

[/media-credit] Ben Immanuel Misagga, the SC Villa President Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

In an earlier interview with Kawowo Sports on Monday, Misagga promised to return the slips by Tuesday.

“Yes, I have picked the forms and I am confident the FUFA Electoral Committee will pass me fit to contest. I am ready to serve the interests of football. I will be at FUFA on Tuesday,” Misagga said in an interview on Monday.

At 4:10 p.m, SC Villa Jogoo acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Valley Mugwanya came around at FUFA House but did not participate nor comment about anything to do with elections.

However, by the close of business on Tuesday, Misagga had not showed up at FUFA House.

In another interview with Kawowo Sports on Tuesday, Misagga could not commit himself on whether he is standing for FUFA Presidency.

I am Villa president until my term ends next year. Ask me only things to do with Villa. Not every stone is diamond

Journalists who kept glued to their seats all day long only witnessed Mugoye pick the bank slips for candidate Magogo at 4:20 p.m.

Mugoye was accompanied by Rubaga delegate Hajji Abdul Ssekabira, Uganda Players’ Association representative Edward Kalungi and newly elected FUFA Big league delegate Hassan Kirunda Kakaire.

[/media-credit] Moses Magogo, the incumbent FUFA President Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

“Today, we have come to pick bank slips for the incumbent Moses Magogo. We believe he is the right candidate to steer our football for the next four years. Tomorrow (Wednesday), he (Magogo) will return the paid bank slips himself so that he gets the nomination forms. We hope for the best,” Mugoye, who trounced legislator Allan Ssewanyana in the Kampala polls confidently stated.

The incumbent Magogo, who had traveled with the Uganda Cranes away to Cape Verde is thus expected to return the paid bank slips in person on Wednesday before picking the nomination forms.

The FUFA Elective assembly will take place on 5th August 2017 at Masindi Hotel as hosted by Kitara region.

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

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