MENGO –KAMPALA – The roadmap to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations – Fufa general elections continued with the polls of various Special Interest Groups – SIGs’ in an exercise that was held at Mengo on May 8.
The election outcomes in most of the SIGs, were merely a mockery – as contestants went through unopposed – signifying the incumbent – Eng. Moses Magogo’s consolidation on top of this game, which climaxes on August 21 in Mbale.
As the exercise kicked off, Scovia Angeyango trashed former footballer – Faridah Bulega, 15-6 to take the Fufa Women Super League seat in the upcoming football general assembly as Justine Nambafu sailed through, unopposed to represent the women’s Elite League group.
The referees voted Brian Nsubuga, unopposed instead of Haruna Mawanda; as their association – Fufra boss – Ronnie Kalema as well as Rosebell Rwamuyamba ‘Nalo’ were too, returned unchallenged.
Uganda Women Football Associations – UWFA delegated former Fifa referee, Margaret Kubingi, not only as their representative but retain her role as head after outwitting two other competitors. Kubingi polled 18 votes to retain the post of Chairperson ahead of Florence Nkalubo Bagunywa, who managed 14 to take the other slot, leaving former Fifa assistant referee, Harriet Natabi, who polled nine votes in the corridors of Taiwan.
The ever strategic Justus Mugisha, who doubles as Fufa’s second in command, behind Eng. Magogo, retained his School Football Association Chairmanship, after polling, 23 – one better than his closes rival Miriam Makeba as a third contestant in the race managed a solitary vote at the exercise held at the Fufa Complex in Mengo.
The card for youth went to Robert Kiwanuka, who was voted as Chairman with 18 against Mansoor Kabugo’s 11, who took the second slot on the day Farouk Kigongo’s reign as a Fufa delegate blacked out.
After the May 8 voting exercise, the Fufa election roadmap is left with the voting of five delegates to represent the Big League fold as a well as forwarding and confirmation of names from each of the 16 teams participating in the Uganda Premier League. The election of a third vice president will also be held before the main exercise in Mbale.
Other special interest groups that participated in their respective election assemblies on Saturday included Futsal, Players, Beach Soccer, Coaches; and all these voted their representatives unopposed – a strong indication, in the eyes of Eng. Moses Magogo’s supporters – pointing towards an outright win.
“The only option left, now is declaring our candidate as the winner; either as unopposed or after garnering the highest number of votes. Whoever, wants to join the race is welcome but such candidates must first check with their doctors – because – we are ready humiliate them, through the ballot, especially after analyzing the voting pattern from the previous (regional results) and today’s exercise,” said a supporter of Eng. Magogo in a social media chat.
Makindye West MP – Allan Ssewanyana as well as one of Proline directors Mujib Kasule, separately announced last month, their availability to challenge Eng. Magogo, who seem to be thirstier for third term than his opponents.
Mbale City will, on Augsut 21, host the 97th Fufa General Assembly, whose agenda will be solely to elect the federation’s new president as well as his executive.
Voting in detail
Hamzah Jjunju – unopposed
Patrick Lugemwa – unopposed
Paul Ssali – unopposed
Fred Tamale – unopposed
Deo Mutabazi – unopposed
Anthony Tumwesigye – unopposed
Brian Miiro Nsubuga -Unopposed
Rosebell Rwamuyamba – unopposed
Livingstone Kyambadde -Unopposed
Frank Anyau -Unopposed
Justus Mugisha – 23 Votes
Miriam Makeba – 22 Votes
Elsie Namagambe 1 vote
Robert Kiwanuka – 18 Votes
Mansoor Kabugo – 17 Votes
Farouk Kigongo – 2 votes
Margaret Kubingi – 18 Votes
Florence Nkalubo Bagunywa – 14 Votes
Harriet Nattabi 9 votes
Women Super League– Scovia Angeyango – 15 Votes
Faridah Bulega – 6 votes -Out
Women Elite League – Justine Nambafu – Unopposed