Buganda delegates Credit: FUFA Media
FUFA finance director Decolas Kiiza presents the annual federation budget Credit: FUFA Media

For the next financial year, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will use at least Shs 30 billion.

This round figure was successfully passed as the budget estimate for the federation chores for the 2018/19 epoch by the 94th ordinary assembly that convened at White Horse Inn, Kabale in Western Uganda.

The day long assembly was chaired by the FUFA boss, Moses Magogo who addressed 84 delegates of the expected 88 total number with National Council of Sports acting general secretary Patrick Bernard Ogwel, the chief guest.

FUFA chief acting officer Edgar Watson Suubi, also the chief executive officer (CEO) gave the preamble of the financial position of the federation.

Then the federation finance director Decolas Kiiza introduced the auditors – KAL & Associates Certified public accountants represented by James Kayondo.

[/media-credit] KAL & Associates Certified public accountants represented by James Kayondo Credit: FUFA Media

“FUFA has performed well in the last financial year. On our advise, they employed an internal auditor to do the internal financial audit function to mitigate risk management and ensure value for money. Also, FUFA has exceled by the continued reduction of cash transactions” Kayondo noted.

Kiiza read to the delegates the projected incomes figures and expenditures before the august house passed the budget.

Incomes:

A bulk of the incomes to be generated will come from the Government of Uganda (Shs. 11,523,600,000), FIFA Grants (Shs. 10,564,000,000), Sponsorships (4,829,000,000), Media and TV Rights (1,330,000,000), Local income (1,085,000,000), CAF grants (380,000,000), International matches (350,000,000) and Prize money (114,000,000).

Expenses:

The expected expenditures will go to governance (1,228,580,000), football development (3,430,000,000), Infrastructure (6,010,000,000), National teams (9,859,000,000), Competitions (2,990,600,000), Marketing and Communications (2,370,627,000), Administration (3,314,000,000), Membership (900,000,000) leaving a surplus of Shs 72,792,040.

As the budget figures were being presented, Nyamityobora Football Club president Ben Immanuel Misagga walked out in protest.

“I cannot be counted among those who passed block unexplained financial figures. I would rather walk away” Misagga protested.

The Assembly also passed a motion in unison to appreciate the president of the Republic of Uganda for his meaningful contribution to the beautiful game.

The motion to appreciate the head of state was raised by West Nile delegate Dr. Fred Chandi.

Norman Ssemwanga of Kireka Football Club and Rosebell Rwamuyamba from the referees seconded the motion.

There was also a standing ovation for Government from delegates.

The 94th assembly also officially admitted three new members and these included; Nyamityobora, Paidha Black Angels and Ndejje University which were promoted to the elite Uganda Premier league.

Also, the assembly remembered all the fallen members in the football family in the family with a minute of silence.

These included among others; Adoko Akbar Nekyon (FUFA Honorary President), Apita Kikaroni (Founder of Boroboro Tigers, Father of Mr Omara Apitta), Joseph Okello Orombi (Former Northern Region Football Association Delegate), Kizito Kayiira (Sports Journalist, Akabozi Kubiri), Matthew Lucha (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Rashid Kyeyune  (Player at St Mary’s FC Heritage, Nabweru), Rogers Watambala (Player in Nakaseke), Timothy Ayiekoh (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and former head coach), Hassan Biruma (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and father to Uganda Cranes Assistant captain, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda), Susan Magara (Daughter to Chairman of Kitara FC), Jonathan Mugeni (Brother to Rosebell Rwamuyamba), Rukia Juma (Sister to Hamid Juma), Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa Njuki (Sister to Eng. Ben Immanuel Misagga), Yunus Kanifa (Mother  of Eastern Region FA Chairman Issa Magoola), Topher Musoke (Former SC Villa Secretary), Hajji Abbasi Sendyowa (Western region FA Delegate), Hesborn Mundia (Coach Dove Football Club), Johnson Bagoole (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Nalongo Annet Nanozi (Mother of Uganda Cranes Assistant captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda), Azama Ssekatawa (Mother of Ali Ssekatawa), Tereza Namiyingo Ziribaggwa (Mother of Dennis Batte) and Sulait Ssemambo (Father of Aisha Ssemambo).

The next assembly is will be held in West Nile region (the exact venue) will be communicated when the FUFA Executive assembly convenes in the nearby future.

[/media-credit] All the Delegates and invited guests after the Assembly in Kabale Credit: FUFA Media

Breakdown of projected 2018/19 FUFA Budget:

Incomes:

  • Government of Uganda (Shs. 11,523,600,000)
  • FIFA Grants (Shs. 10,564,000,000)
  • Sponsorships (4,829,000,000)
  • Media and TV Rights (1,330,000,000)
  • Local income (1,085,000,000)
  • CAF grants (380,000,000)
  • International matches (350,000,000)
  • Prize money (114,000,000)
  • TOTAL: 30,175, 600,000

Expenses:

  • Governance (1,228,580,000)
  • National teams (9,859,000,000)
  • Membership (900,000,000)
  • Infrastructure (6,010,000,000)
  • Administration (3,314,000,000)
  • Football development (3,430,000,000)
  • Competitions (2,990,600,000)
  • Marketing and Communications (2,370,627,000)
  • TOTAL: 30, 102,807,960

*Surplus  (72,792,040)

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

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