KAMPALA – Last month, CAF confirmed Mark Ssonko will be one of the 29 Assistant referees that will officiate at the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
It was viewed as a step in the right direction for Uganda, a nation that doesn’t always have referees’ at major tournaments.
As Ssonko prepares for the Continental showpiece, more Ugandans have been handed roles at the same finals that will take place in Egypt later this month.
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo will be the highest ranked football figure from Uganda in Cairo, when the Total AFCON gets underway in Egypt on 21st June 2019.
By virtue of his status as a CAF Executive Committee Member, Eng. Magogo will be in Egypt to deliberate on various football matters with the rest of the CAF Executive Members.
FUFA Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson has also been handed a huge role at the finals. He will be part of the CAF Technical Study Group.
The other one directly coming out of FUFA is Events Manager, Leilah Nankya who has been appointed as a Protocol Officer.
The other Ugandans who will have roles at the 2019 AFCON
The security guru who has in the past been on duty for several CAF events including in both the Champions League and Confederations Cup, will be one of the security officers in Egypt.
Andrew Jackson Oryada
Oryada is an experienced journalist working with Uganda Radio Network and BBC Africa. He has been named among the media officers.
FUFA communications manager, Ahmed Hussein confirmed the appointments on Monday;
“FUFA wishes the four Ugandans appointed for duty during the AFCON Finals all the best, said Hussein.
“We have total trust and confidence that they will deliver to the expectations of the organisers.
“The vast experience garnered by the quartet in various football activities around the continent and others globally will guide them during the tournament in Egypt.
Uganda’s Men National football team, the Cranes will also be at the finals. They are in Group A of the tournament alongside host Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.