By Norman Katende
OUTGOING FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa has appealed to Ugandan fans to continue supporting football in the country as they have been doing during his regime.
He also promised that he will not desert the game which he has been following from a tender age. He revealed that when he grew up, he became an ardent Express fan who used to pay and sit in Nakivubo's kirussia.
"Once a footbal fan, you are always a football fan and you cannot desert what you want. So I appeal to you not to stop supporting football in Uganda. Let us pull it on together," said Mulindwa. He said he came to football to make friends and he is happy that he is leaving with very many of them.
"In the process of doing some work, I might have annoyed some friends who decided to become enemies fighting me from day one. However its good that I achieved something in the eyes of football lovers," said Mulindwa at a farewell dinner for journal¬ists organised at Imperial Riyale Hotel on Thursday evening.
The New Vision sports editor Fred Kaweesi, Monitor's Mark Namanya, Ssuubi FM's Ahmed Bogere Masembe, Red Pepper’s Patrick Mugumya and UBC's Andrew Patrick Luwandaga were all praises for Mulindwa's contribution to the game in the country.
"I am leaving FUFA presidency willingly. We can now sit with (Moses) Magogo and discuss the next five-year plan but when I came in, no one had that time to sit and discuss with me," said Mulindwa.
Mulindwa appealed to those who want to judge him to compare football to what it was in 2005 and now.