By James Bakama
MOSES Magogo took the mantle as new Federation of Uganda Football Associations president with a promise to build on the strong foundation set by his predecessor Lawrence Mulindwa.
"I thank the outgoing president for having identified and groomed me for this huge task and promise to build on what he started," said Magogo after being handed instruments of power that included a constitution,a ball and federation symbol at the Nile Resort Hotel in Jinja yesterday.
Magogo also promised friendly working relations with all stakeholders, a result oriented executive, constant training in the federation, accountability, increased marketing and a boost in the national teams brand amongst several targets.
Despite emerging as the only qualified candidate in the federation's electoral process two months ago, Magogo was still subjected to a vote at the assmbly that attracted 73 delegates of the expected 86.
A total of 68 delegates voted in favour of Magogo while three were against him and one absconded. "I hereby declare Engineer Moss Magogo as the new FUFA president," announced federation electoral committee chairman Patrick Okanya.
The assembly under article 18 of the FUFA constitution also passed a resolution declaring outgoing president Lawrence Mulindwa a honorary president. The title allows Mulindwa even when not a delegate to deliberate in FUFA assemblies though he will not be allowed to vote.
Magogo's executive has: Justus Mugisha as first vice president, Darius Mugoye (2nd vice president), Mujib Kasule (3rd vice president and Super Division Clubs representative). Other committee members are: Mariam Kaliga, Sam Mpiima, Patrick Ogwel, Hamid Juma, Rogers Byamukama, Chris Kalibala, Sam Lwere, Rasoul Ariga, Richard Ochom.