Mujib Kasule is a retired Uganda Cranes international (Credit: John Batanudde)

Proline Football Club director Mujib Kasule is a jack of all trades.

A former footballer who also played for the senior national team, Uganda Cranes, Kasule has served the beautiful game in various capacities over the years.

He was among the first FIFA approved players’ agents in the country, started a football academy (Proline), a qualified coach, a CAF coaches’ instructor, football analyst and pundi on radio and television, as well as a long term football administrator.

Kasule officially launched his bid to become president of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) at McKinnon Suites Hotel in Nakasero, Kampala on Tuesday, 13th April 2021.

Mujib Kasule at Mc Kinnon suites hotel about his bid to become FUFA President (Credit: John Batanudde)

The bid comes in the wake of an unsuccessful contest in 2017 after he allegedly failed to meet the minimum requirements according to the FUFA Electoral commission.

The core of his manifesto that will be officially launched at a future date has the prime agenda of developing the beautiful game from the grassroots with emphasis on the under age competitions (U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17, U-20), women football, FUFA Big league, regions and the top flight league, Uganda Premier League.

Kasule, a former KCC captain addressed a fully packed attentive house as he highlighted his intended work plan and objectives, the third aspiring candidate for the FUFA top seat after the incumbent Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo and Makindye West MP Hon. Allan Ssewanyana.

I as Mujib Kasule will participate in the electoral process that will lead to the election of the FUFA President for the period 2021 to 2025. I have offered myself to lead the struggle to reclaim the glory of our game. I will stand for FUFA Presidency. We need a reset and re-organize the game of football. We need to have values. The current FUFA has lost the dressing room. The game belongs to all Ugandans and it does not start or end with the national team, Uganda Cranes. We need a unified agenda with systems and structures.

Mujib Kasule, Proline Football Club Director.
Mujib Kasule speaks to the sports journalists (Credit: John Batanudde)

Vast Experience:

Kasule spoke of the rich experience as a football administrator as he expressed the urge to take on the top office of football management in Uganda.

Football is a neutral place where everybody is welcome. I am a son of the game, more like a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a company who came as a cleaner. I have gone through the football pyramid right from the base. I have the experience, knowledge and above all, the passion to serve. I played football for club and country and served in all positions over the years.

Mujib Kasule, Proline Football Club Director

Agenda:

Kasule’s key pillar among others is to focus on the league development.

My number one priority will be based on the league. It is from the league where we get the players for the national team. Currently, our league is rotten. I will directly invest Shs 2.5 billion into the league with each of the competing clubs getting Shs. 100M per season. I will also create a loan scheme for the clubs to start with those with the traditional biggest following as SC Villa and KCCA.

Mujib Kasule, Proline Football Club Director
Mujib Kasule (Credit: John Batanudde)

He also hinted on the proposal of allocating the second CAF slot for clubs representing on the continent to the second best club in the league with increased prize money for the UPL and Uganda Cup champions.

Kasule’s other element would be decentralizing football to the districts and regions with each of the 8 FUFA regions allocated qualified coaches, equipment (balls, training gear) for every district, liaising with Government for infrastructural development.

Mujib Kasule (Credit: John Batanudde)

He also hinted of increased funding for the refereeing department, FUFA Big League, women football,  youth football, beach soccer and futsal.

The FUFA electoral process is already underway and the district elections have been completed.

Focus turns to the regions next weekend as the road map continues.

The elective FUFA Assembly will be held in August 2021 in a venue yet to be confirmed.

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

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