URA FC are set to lose out on a senior figure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ivan Kakembo is understood to be looking elsewhere.
Kakembo who joined the Tax Collectors last year is believed to be looking at the vacant CEO role at Jinja based BUL FC.
The role fell vacant in August following the departure of Salmin Saleh whose contract was not renewed.
After last week’s appointment of Ronald Barente as club Chairman replacing Silver Alias, BUL have since stepped up their pursuit of a new CEO and it is believed that several applications have already been received.
With Kakembo’s current tenure at URA ending this month, he is expected to be among the front runners for the available slot.
Kakembo is FUFA Certified Club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) having successfully graced the FUFA Administration and Management Course and would add immense value to any club in the country.
He is also CAF / FUFA Club licensing certified, an expert in Commercial and Contract law, a consultant as well as a players’ and coaches’ representative.
As a CEO at Sports Club Villa between 2014 to 2018, Kakembo revived the club fan base back to stadia, secured the StarTimes sponsorship, built a strong club Public Relations System with club branding of up to 30,000 media contacts and ensured international player sales.
He also worked as CEO at Nyamityobora and as a player recruitment analyst at the University of Pretoria.
At URA FC, Kakembo has overseen the setting up of an independent and functional Secretariat office that works closely with the club board and currently sits down at a known station point to plan for the club development unlike in the past.
He has engineered the recruitment of several players this summer and despite his differences with some of the Authority’s other major players, Kakembo has indeed ensured the Tax Collectors move forward.
PML Daily is yet to establish whether URA FC intend to renew Kakembo’s contract but sources close to him have indicated that he will be in the running for the vacant role at BUL FC.