The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) President Moses Magogo announced Tuesday he would be running again to retain his position.
Magogo, who was recently elected Budiope East Member of Parliament (MP), revealed this while addressing newsmen at Jevine Hotel in Rubaga, Kampala.
Being a lawmaker puts Magogo in a highly demanding position, but he told journalists that he’d be able to “balance” his time and leverage his post in parliament to lobby for the sports sector.
His current term of office will officially expire on August 31 and elections will be held in the last quarter of this year.
He became president in 2013, having succeeded Lawrence Mulindwa, who had served for eight years. While in office, a number of developments have occurred at the Association, namely: luring more sponsorships, adding more competitions like Women Elite, Women Super League, Beach Soccer, Odilo (U-15 league), FUFA Drum (Inter-provinces), and so on.
He’s also praised to have played a significant role in restoring the image of the sports and under his tenure Uganda Cranes made significant progress in the AFCON.
While he did a lot of good, Magogo also had his weaknesses. For instance, in 2017 he was found guilty of resaling 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets that had been designated to Uganda by FIFA.
According to a petition filed to FIFA, he sold 126 tickets at $40,000. This earned him a two-month suspension from football-related activities at both local and international level, on top of paying a fine of about Shs37 million.