The grassroots elections of delegations at the district level were successfully concluded across the country in the 8 regions of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
Kitara, Kampala, Buganda, Western, West Nile, Northern, North East and Eastern regions all conducted their elections, starting with the district level over the weekend and will proceed to regional basis this coming weekend.
Many of the old faces from the previous regimes bounced back with a few odd exceptions.
In Kasese district (Kitara region), Referee Robert Donney, one of the outspoken delegates from the region was beaten hands down.
Donney tallied just 2 votes as the duo of Amon Ainebyona and Saddam Twaha Bwambale both accumulated 14 votes apiece.
Moses Asiig is chairperson whilst Faisal Bagumira and Wycliff Kabiito are representatives for referees and coaches respectively from Kasese.
Meanwhile,Wakiso district retained long serving chairman Abbey Mbaziira.
The three delegates include Sulaiman Sejjengo (also chairperson of the Masaza Cup local organizing committee), Mariam Nakulima and Ahmed Sudir Nsubuga.
The referees’ representatives are Sharon Atuhaire, Charles Wasswa and Freddie Mpiima Nyumirizza.
In Central Kampala, two iron men who have stood the test of time Yusuf “Chuni” Kyeyune and Sunday Moni Muyanja returned.
Kusipa Muniira is the third delegate as Kyeyune will also double as the district chairman.
Jackson Busingye, Simon Peter Watch and Elizabeth Nassolo are referees’ representatives.
Simon Kirumira and Edwin Laston Haumba are the coaches whilst Ronald Baazi is the players’ representative.
Rogers Mulindwa, a FUFA Executive Committee member returned among the three delegates from Luweero.
The other two are Richard Kirabira and Christine Nabwire.
Wilfred Kato Muhumuza is the district chairman. The referees representatives are Adams Kiguli, Edward Lugolobi and Shamirah Nabukenya.
Former Express Football Club forward Samuel Galiwango is the players’ representative.
FUFA Executive committee member Rogers Byamukama bounced back among the delegates in Masindi district.
Byamukama will be joined by George Kabwimukya and Brenda Mugisa.
Murushidi Abigaba is the Masindi district chairman. The Special Interest Group representatives have Christopher Seemu Kugonza, Muhammed Bebwa and Shakila Nyange among referees while Yahaya Lubega is for the coaches.
In Butambala, former USPA president Sabiti Muwanga came among the delegates alongside Mustapha Nsubuga and Zaamu Namiiro.
Sultan Mukiibi is the district chairperson with the referees’ and players’ representatives yet to be confirmed.
In Western Uganda, Salim Twaha Blanden is the chairperson in Mbarara.
Kabateraine Bwengye, veteran Sseka Mutaka and Perpetua Mwesigire are the delegates.
Saac Sserwadda, Emmy Kakooza and Olive Atwongyeire are the referee representatives.
Swaibu Kaweesi, Salim Twaha Blanden and Anitah Nayebare represent the coaches.
Away in the West Nile region, former KCCA player Rashid Apangu was voted as Arua district football chairman.
Long serving Mike Letti and Bosco Candia are delegates with Ben Adrole and Summary Asiku are referee representatives.
Abdu Omary Muhamedin is the delegate for coaches.
In Mbale, Latif Mafuko, his son Nasuur Nandala and Safina Nagudi bounced back as delegates.
Majidu Buyinza Mulekwa is the chairperson while Salim Kayiwa and Allan Makweta are referee delegates.
In Butaleja district, Admin Football Club head coach Nasibu Nditta is the chairperson for the whole district.
Baker Nasoma and Davison Were are delegates while the Kabasa duo of Isaac and David are referee delegates.
David Baliruno is the Buyende district football association chairman.
Isaac Mpanso, Jackson Mandela and Sylvia Bakyekase are delegates.
Kenneth Kagezi and Abd Mitango will represent referees whilst Issa Kifuwa Wabwire is the one for coaches.
In Kiboga district, Samuel Mpiima, John Damasenti and Judith Kalule Nanfuka are the three delegates.
Moses Kirunda is the Kiboga District Football Association chairman.
Rajab Bakasambe, Ibrahim Ssekanjako and Oliver Nakitto are the three referees’ representatives.
Away in Moroto district, Albino Lobong is the chairman.
Denis Loumo and Simon Peter Longoli are the delegates whilst Richard Odongolo and Ali Amuza Nabugodi are the two referee representatives.
Robert Okoiti is the chairman of Katawi. Simon Peter Onyait and Simon Peter Imamut are the delegates.
This coming weekend, the elections will swing to the regional level.
The elective assembly for FUFA is selected for August 2021 on a date and venue yet to be confirmed.
He will face a stiff battle as a number of personalities as Makindye West Member of Parliament Hon. Allan Aliosious Ssewanyana, Anyivu county MP Hon. Bernard Atiku and Mujib Kasule are all expected to join the race.
Ssewanyana officially declared his candidature at his Makindye head offices on Monday, 12th April 2021.
Former URA football club chairman Ali Ssekatawa, now at Nyamityobora FC had also expressed interest in the seat but he is yet to come up with an official statement.