Incumbent Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) President, Moses Hashim Magogo believes that the myriad of achievements his administration has garnered in the past two terms in office puts him in good stead for re-election.
Magogo, who will be seeking for a third successive term in office, made the remarks during a media interface after picking nomination forms to contest for the coveted post.
“Our achievements and score card is our strength. Magogo donning a blue shirt and fitting pair of trousers said to the press men.
“The people who vote are football people and have all consumed our good work. They have seen the steps we have taken up to here.” He added.
Elections for FUFA president and Excom will be held during the 97th Ordinary Assembly due August 21 in Mbale City.
Proline FC Director Mujib Kasule and legislator Allan Ssewanyana have also shown interest by picking nomination forms.
The committee is expected to vet the forms on Wednesday (today) and Thursday as they wait to iron out complaints from aspirants up to Saturday.
Magogo took over the reigns of Football’s top office in 2013 replacing honorary President Dr. Lawrance Mulindwa and has won the last to terms in office unopposed. The most recent was in 2017 with his only rival Mujib Kasule deemed ineligible to stand because he failed to meet the requirements in time.
Known as Historical President by his admirers, Magogo’s decision to return for a third term has been a trending topic of debate in various circles for he had also been fresh from being elected Member of parliament for Budiope East Constituency.
How he is going to juggle and perform to expectations in both roles is left to be seen.
Who is eligible to stand for FUFA presidency ?
Proline Boss Mujib Kasule, Makindye East MP Allan Ssewanyana and incumbent Moses Magogo – requirements permitting- will appear on the ballot to be elected by 88 delegates at Ordinary Assembly.
A candidate should be a Ugandan citizen aged between 30 to 70 years and hold at least minimum A-level certificate.
The candidate must have had Football administration experience spanning to seven years with in the last ten years.
The experience is restricted to an Executive committee Member of FUFA, CECAFA, CAF, FIFA, CEO of the Federation, a FIFA accredited instructor or chairman of a member of FUFA.