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    FUFA Presidency: Magogo Set To Return Unopposed…



    FUFA President Moses Magogo

    Federation of Uganda Football Associations ( FUFA) presidential aspirant Mujib Kasule has opted out of the race.

    The Proline FC director Mujib Kasule has pulled out citing unfairness as he described the whole process as a circus.

    This is big news in the incumbent Moses Magogo ‘s camp who might regain his seat unopposed.

    Kasule was one of the three candidates that had picked nomination forms for the FUFA top office on Tuesday including incumbent president Moses Magogo, and another candidate (Allan Ssewanyana) likely to drop off.

    The nomination process for presidency started on Monday and was meant to run for 48 hours before forms are returned on Wednesday.

    Kasule said the schedule is one that does not allow for an inclusive election process since it is meant to lock out other potential candidates.

    Speaking during a press conference in Wandegeya on Wednesday morning, Kasule said that he could not complete the requirements needed for nomination which marked the end of his race.

    “Today, I did not return my nomination forms as expected because of the frustration in satisfying the nomination requirements needed,” Kasule told media before adding; “This whole process is just a circus.”

    “This administration (FUFA) and the incumbent do not allow the virtues of fair play, and they not follow the standard regulations when it comes to nomination.”

    “The system was meant to frustrate any potential candidates, it was set up to protect the incumbent, it was set up to ensure that he went through unopposed.”

    Kasule explained: “For any candidate to be nominated, you need people who nominate you in the following categories; one of the eight FUFA regions, a chairman and a CEO from one of the professional clubs (UPL and FUFA Big League).”

    “You also need a chairman and a CEO from the eight interest groups including the coaches association, players association, beach soccer, futsal, women football, referees’ association and youth football.”

    “What happened, the eight regional chairmen were all made to sign on forms that made them believe that they were nominating the incumbent and this was done way back in April before the nomination started.”

    “The chairmen of the interest groups were also made to sign similar documents, meaning that when they had signed for him (Magogo), they could not nominate anyone else as per rules.”

    “The other avenue through the regional CEOs who are paid by FUFA could not sign for anyone who stands against their boss.”

    “The nomination process should never be meant to lock people out. It must give an opportunity to football people to choose the best candidate,” Kasule continued.

    “The nomination process should allow people who have the minimum requirements to go through that process and have an inclusive election according to the constitution.”

    “So in reality, the nomination process was closed in April. We tried but it was always a dead end.”

    “Fortunately, we have the information and have gathered all the evidence that these people were made to sign for the incumbent way before the nomination was opened on Monday,” he stated.

    The former KCCA and Uganda Cranes player is a seasoned administrator and a former FUFA vice-president under Lawrence Mulindwa, he officially announced his bid in April.

    Kasule also showed interest to run for the office in 2017, before he was bitterly locked out of the system, but did not reveal his next course of action after his failed nomination.



    FUFA Bans All Fans From Stadiums!…



    Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium-Namboole

    FUFA has issued Circular number 1136 directing all clubs not to admit fans to the stadiums until further notice.

    The communication signed off by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza was issued on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

    The circular addressed to FUFA Members, Special Interest Groups of FUFA and Stakeholders reads;

    As you are all aware according to statistics from the Ministry of Health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda.

    FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watch FUFA organised and FUFA authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This is no longer tenable in the current situation.

    Therefore, in order to ensure the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff and all stakeholders, all matches shall be played without spectators or fans until further notice.

    “As we wind up the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the Uganda Cup there shall be no fans in the stadiums,” FUFA emphasised, encouraging teams to limit all other authorized personnel to the bear minimum.

    As per the warning, SOPs must be strictly observed and COVID-19 vaccination enhanced by football officials and players throughout the country.


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    Mukwala Joins Cranes Camp!…



    URA striker Steven Mukwala has been summoned to the Cranes camp

    URA FC striker Steven Mukwala has joined the Uganda Cranes camp after a late call up by interim coach Abdallah Mubiru.

    The summoned squad of 34 players is preparing for an international friendly match against Bafana Bafana slated for 10th June 2021 in South Africa.

    Mukwala now joins three other tax collectors in the Cranes camp including his club captain Shafik Kagimu, Patrick Mbowa and Ivan Sserubiri to bring the number to four.

    URA’s number nine has so far had 20 goal involvements in 24 league appearances this season. Second, on the top scorers’ chart with only two goals less, Mukwala has scored 14 goals and assisted up to six times.

    The striker has already surpassed his last season’s tally where he scored 13 goals in 21 games hence finishing as the league’s top scorer of the 2019/20 season. The season was abandoned after 25 games due to the emergence of the Covid19 pandemic.

    The 21-year-old joins Mubiru’s side outfit hugely dominated by young players mostly featuring in the domestic league, while others make their debut appearances on the National team.


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    Fred Kajoba Deserts Vipers SC After Argument With His Boss…



    Fred Kajoba

    Fred Kajoba has definitely left his role as head coach of Vipers Sports.

    According to local sports website Footbal256, Kajoba decided to end his relationship with Vipers SC after the club’s technical director Charles Masembe asked him to decide between Vipers and the Uganda Cranes.

    “When I went for our afternoon training session at Vipers, Mr. Masembe called me in his office and asked me to choose between Vipers and Uganda,” Kajoba told Football256.

    “Without thinking twice, I told him I choose Uganda, when Vipers hired me I was working with the Uganda Cranes and I will always choose the Cranes any day over any club job.”

    “So I have resigned from the job, I have said my good byes to the players and I am leaving the premises now,” Kajoba added as he left St Mary’s Stadium.

    Apparently, Kajoba at the expense of Vipers’ training had earlier today been part of the Cranes training at the MTN Omondi Stadium Lugogo as the side commenced preparations for their June 10th friendly with South Africa in Johannesburg.

    Trouble ensued there, provided that there is less than 48 hours to Viper’s Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal return leg against SC Villa at the Military barracks in Bombo.

    Kajoba joined Vipers midway the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season and led them to their fourth title much as the season was cancelled with five games to.

    It is not yet clear whether Kajoba leaves with his trusted right hand man Paul Kiwanuka or the latter will stay to see Vipers through the reminder of the season together with Francis Mugerwa and goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha.

    Before his resignation, Vipers were third on the Premier League log on 56 points, two points behind log leaders Express and one point behind second placed URA.


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