By Fred Kiva, Masindi
Eng Moses Magogo has been re-elected President for Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) for his second term of office on Saturday August 5.
Although Magogo had sailed through unopposed after High court dismissed a petition by his rival Mujib Kasule on Friday, his re-election was subjected to a secret vote during the Saturday FUFA General Assembly held at Kabalega Resort Hotel in Masindi Town. This was done in line with FUFA Constitution.
69 of the 72 delegates voted in Magogo’s favour, while three votes were invalid. Magogo was eventually declared re-elected for the office he has occupied for the last four years.
The declaration was made by FUFA Electoral Commission Chairperson Sam Bakika. “Total number of votes cast was 72, of which 69 were yes, based on these results, I would like to declare Eng Moses Magogo and his executive duly nominated,” Bakika announced to the huge applause of the delegates.
Magogo will re-assume office on August 31 this year.
Speaking after his re-election, Eng Moses Magogo promised to work for the development of football. “I guarantee you that four years from now football in Uganda will not be looking the same. Everybody can be accommodated in football, but you must make yourself relevant, then football will accommodate you naturally,” he said.
Express FC Chairperson and Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi was elected FUFA 3rd Vice President with 64 votes.
The meeting in Masindi was held under tight security with police and UPDF deployment at the venue. To access the venue one had to be thoroughly checked.
During the meeting, Three EX-Uganda Cranes Players from Bunyoro were honoured and awarded a cash prize of Shillings 1million each. Those awarded included Baker Kasigwa, Jimmy Muguwa and Francis Kulabigo.
The legends were part of the 1978 African Cup of Nations Team. The meeting was attended by officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and those from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) among others.