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Magogo elected as CAF Executive Committee member

Magogo was voted the CAF Executive Committee member for East & Central Africa Zone on Thursday. (PHOTOS/File)

The Federation of Uganda Football Association, Moses Magogo has been elected as the new  Confederation of African Football (CAF)Executive Committee member for East & Central Africa Zone.

This was at the 41st CAF Ordinary Assembly that was held on Thursday, July 18-2019, in Zamalek Egypt.

Magogo beat off competition from Leodengar Tenga, beating the Tanzanian 33 to 19 in terms of overall votes. Magogo will replace Tenga at the Executive Committee.

FUFA’s first vice president Justus Mugisha cast the voted on behalf on Uganda.

Speaking after his election, Magogo said that it has always been his dream to become a CAF Executive connittee member.

“It has been my dream from 20 years ago that one day I would be a CAF Executive Committee member. Noted Magogo.

“I am so happy that I have achieved it now.”

Several other committee members were elected and announced at the glamorous ceremony.

For the past years, Magogo has been a co-opted CAF Executive Committee member but had no voting powers.

Other results:

Libya’s Abdulhakim Abraheem Abdulrarazzik Al Shalmani beat Amar Bahloul from Algeria 29-21 to take the Northern Zone seat.

For the Southern Zone slot, Mauritius’ Mohamad Ally Samir Sobha beat four other candidates in a one-sided poll.

Sobha tallied 38 votes, Kamanga had 10 and Adam Mthetwa from Eswatini had only two votes

Elvis Raja Chetty (Seychelles) and Felton Kamambo (Zimbabwe) one vote apiece.

Un-opposed:

Three candidates from the Western Zone A, Western Zone B, and Central Zone were un-opposed.

Senegal’s Augustin Senghor (Western Zone A), Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso) for Western Zone B and Central Africa Republic’s Patrice Edouard Ngaissona for Central zone.

At the same congress, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad made stunning remarks to personalities he thinks are letting down the interests of Africa as a confederation.

“We are lagging behind all confederations. I will not name names of those who have frustrated us. I turned to FIFA for counseling reasons. We know what happened to FIFA some time ago that problems until Gianni Infantino emerged and had turned around FIFA,” Ahmad fumed.

Ahmed was furious with those that he claims, keep on letting Africa’s interests down. 

Meanwhile, the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad will be expected to address the media during a special press conference, at Eugenie Ballroom, Cairo Marriot Hotel.

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