Moses Magogo was over the weekend handed another four years in the office of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations by the 93rd Fufa General Assembly in Masindi.
Magogo who has been the president of the football governing body since 2013, got 69 votes out of the 72 votes cast at Kabalega Resort Hotel.
Magogo, also a co-opted executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and member of the FIFA ethics committee was un-opposed for the position of presidency.
Proline director Mujib Kasule who tried to challenge Magogo and failed, Western youth MP, Hon Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama (Mbarara City) and Onduparaka’s Joe Geoffrey Erama, were all absent.
Minister Nakiwala voted VP
Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the children and youth state minister, was elected into the position of 3rd vice president in charge of the league.
She got 64 votes beating Kirinya-Jinja SS chairperson, Diana Nyango.
Other new members of the executive are; delegates Hajji Abdul Sekabira (Buganda), Issa Magoola (eastern) and David Karyebare (northern).
The new executive committee officially takes office on 31st August 2017.
Nakiwala who is also the chairperson of Premier League side Express FC, promised to help improve the image of football in the country for the better.
“We need to play football on and off the pitch. I am coming with majority of youth to support football,” she is quoted as saying.
“I believe that the Education and Sports Ministry is doing a lot to make improvements in the support of sports and football in particular,” she added.
Delegates pocket Shs37m
The 74 delegates [total 88] attending the General Assembly will be paid Shs37m.
Each of the delegates will be paid Shs500,000 as facilitation fees.
Every delegate is entitled to a republic of Uganda passport and free access to Uganda Cranes matches, delegates are all entitled to watch free of charge all Uganda Cranes home games.
All the 88 delegates will at least get an opportunity to travel with Uganda Cranes away matches with sitting allowances doubled from 0.5 Million to one million with effect from 2018 financial year and summits will be staged to discuss football matters.
“We shall only pay this money to the delegates who made it to Masindi,” Chief Executive Officer of the Federation, Edgar Suubi Watson told URN.
The Assembly recommended that starting 2018, they will each get Shs1million for attending General Assemblies and traveling outside the country.
They will be facilitated with Shs100,000 when coming to watch Afcon or World Cup qualifiers of the national team.