Darius Mugoye: FUFA Second Vice President Passes On

In a heartbreaking announcement, the Ugandan football community is grieving the loss of Darius Mugoye, the 2nd Vice President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

Mugoye passed away on Tuesday morning at Mengo Hospital, FUFA has confirmed.

Mugoye, known for his dedicated service and invaluable contributions to FUFA, and the broader football landscape, also served the game under the reign of Dr Lawrence Mulindwa.

FUFA has said that details regarding the late’s funeral arrangements will be disclosed soon.

Mugoye, this year, was outstanding as East Africa won the AFCON 2027 hosting bid, having been selected earlier on by the Federation on an eight-man committee to oversee the Pamoja bid.

Mugoye served as the proprietor of the lower Division side, St. Mary’s New Hope FC that competes in Lower Division, a team that is affiliated to St. Mary’s SS in Nabweru where he was the Director.

The untimely passing of Mr. Darius Mugoye marks a significant loss for the FUFA community and beyond.

His commitment and passion for the development of football in Uganda will be remembered and cherished.

Who is Darius Mugoye?

Served as the Treasurer of Kawempe District Football Association between 2008-2012.

Secretary Zone 9 (now Kampala Region FA) in 2012 until his appointment on the FUFA Executive in 2013.

Mugoye was a delegate in the FUFA Assembly representing Kampala Region FA in 2013.

In 2013, voted FUFA 2nd Vice President during the FUFA Assembly held in Jinja.

Secretary FUFA Licensing Board 2013.

Chairman FUFA Competitions Committee 2013 -2017.

Mugoye served as the Chairperson of FUFA Women Adhoc Football committee for all women football competitions in 2015 that oversaw the start of the FUFA Women Elite League (now FUFA Women Super League).

Voted to represent Kampala Region League clubs in the FUFA Assembly since 2017.

He was chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2019 CECAFA U20 Championship held in Gulu and at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

In 2017, Mugoye served as the Vice Chairman of the FUFA Adhoc Committee that was assigned to bring back football glory days in Northern Uganda.

Has been Chairman of the FUFA SACCO since its inception in 2021.

Was head of the FUFA Finance function-appointed during restructuring of Internal operations of FUFA Executive by FUFA President in 2022.

In 2022, he was appointed by FUFA President as Head of the FUFA Stakeholders, Strategic Relations and Innovations Committee in 2022 during restructuring of Internal operations of FUFA Executive.

In 2023, Member of the FUFA working committee for the East Africa Pamoja AFCON 2027 winning bid.

(Additional reporting from FUFA)

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