By Samuel Opio
On Saturday, 20th October 2018, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) held the 94th Ordinary Assembly in Kabale at the White Horse INN, Kabale District.
Inclined along the theme, “Professionalisation and grass-root football”, the largely successful Assembly had delegates healthily discuss matters pertaining football development.
The 94th assembly officially admitted three new members and these included; Nyamityobora, Paidha Black Angels and Ndejje University who were promoted to the Uganda Premier League.
As it is the norm to read out the expelled members or suspended delegates, in this year’s assembly no member was announced as expelled.
While reading out the FUFA activity report to the assembly, FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo indicated that the Federation is focused on achieving the mission of becoming the number one Nation on and off the pitch in Africa.
“We have attained several successful stories in the last years like hosting the FIFA president, the U17 National team qualifying for AFCON among others” Magogo said.
The budget report from the previous year was passed with the projections for the new financial year approved (Shs 30 Billion).
It was also passed at the assembly that starting next year, FIFA will increase its funding towards FUFA from five to six million dollars that will be used in developing certain areas in football.
The infrastructural developments that FIFA has helped FUFA undertake include the 20,000setter stadium in the Lugazi Buikwe districtt and the Kadiba training facility.
Like it has always been, the fallen comrades in the football family were honoured with a minute of silence.
These included among others; Adoko Akbar Nekyon (FUFA Honorary President), Apita Kikaroni (Founder of Boroboro Tigers, Father of Mr. Omara Apitta), Joseph Okello Orombi (Former Northern Region Football Association Delegate), Kizito Kayiira (Sports Journalist, Akabozi Kubiri), Matthew Lucha (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Rashid Kyeyune (Player at St Mary’s FC Heritage, Nabweru), Rogers Watambala (player in Nakaseke), Timothy Ayiekoh (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and former head coach), Hassan Biruma (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and father to Uganda Cranes Assistant captain, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda),
Susan Magara (Daughter to Chairman of Kitara FC), Jonathan Mugeni (Brother to Rosebell Rwamuyamba), Rukia Juma (Sister to Hamid Juma), Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa Njuki (Sister to Eng. Ben Immanuel Misagga),
Yunus Kanifa (Mother of Eastern Region FA Chairman Issa Magoola), Topher Musoke (Former SC Villa Secretary), Hajji Abbasi Sendyowa (Western region FA Delegate), Hesborn Mundia (Coach Dove Football
Club), Johnson Bagoole (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Nalongo Annet Nanozi (Mother of Uganda Cranes Assistant captain Hassan Wasswa
Mawanda), Azama Ssekatawa (Mother of Ali Ssekatawa), Tereza Namiyingo Ziribaggwa (Mother of Dennis Batte) and Sulait Ssemambo (Father of Aisha Ssemambo).
West Nile Football Association is rumored as the host for the 95th FUFA Ordinary assembly, but the FUFA Executive committee will convene to decide on the exact district that will host the Ugandan football parliament that is held once every year.