West Nile- The Fufa delegate members and ex-officials from the Sub-region have agreed to support the current Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) President Moses Magogo to run for another term.
Magogo replaced Lawrence Mulindwa to be become Fufa President. Speaking said on Friday, Mr Mike Letti, the former FUFA Chairman for West Nile, said: “It is true we have valued his contributions to the football fraternity and the members agreed that Magogo should be given another chance as President to continue with whatever he is doing.”
Letti, a CAF member, said the Sub-region has become a center of football excellence where the current President would like to see that the fan base and support for Ugandan football grows. The members agreed on support for Magogo during a meeting in Moyo where they were discussing on violence free regional league.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Rasoul Ariga, who slotted in the concerns about the FUFA elections and members seconded the move. The endorsement of Magogo comes at a time when Federation is to have primary elections before the President could be elected by August 31 this year.
The members said Magogo is an intellectual in managing football in the country. Already the electoral committee that would handle the elections has been formed headed by Auditor Sam Bakiika.
The FUFA Spokesman, Mr Ahmed Hussein, said: “According to the FUFA electoral laws, we should by 31st August be having elections for President. Already the process has started because we shall be having primary elections first. But if the regional members in West Nile have endorsed Magogo, that is still within the law and its good news. So far he is the only one who has declared intentions to contest. Others are rumours that we cannot work on.”
Magogo is expected to visit Arua and meet all football stakeholders next month to assess the growth of football, fan base influence and management of football in the region. This comes ahead of Onduparaka Football Club that is to host the finals of Uganda Cup at Green Light Betway Stadium.