and Michael Nsubuga
GODFREY Kwizera launched his bid to take the Federation of Uganda Football Associationâ€™s top job by pledging to establish structures that will particularly revive the development of youth and women football.
â€œThe current administration has made football the exclusive domain of few individuals. That will change when I come in,â€ Kwizera said as he announced his decision to contest for the presidency at the FUFA polls in November.
Kwizera, who was vice president (administration) during the Denis Obua administration, added that football stakeholders, clubs, district associations and referees, would have significant involvement in the development of the game if he beat incumbent Lawrence Mulindwa.
â€œAssociations have not been empowered to do their work.
Federation activities need to be decentralised, itâ€™s then that we will avoid confusion in tournaments.â€
He questioned the sh50,000 nomination fee expected of every contestant intending to become a delegate, saying it was unconstitutional.
Kwizera is one of four who have shown interest in taking on Mulindwa. The others are Aldrine Nsubuga, Patrick Isiagi and Denis Mbidde.
Last month, Kwizera wrote to world governing body FIFA registering his displeasure with the electoral process ahead of the eagerly-awaited FUFA presidential elections.
In response, the world soccer body stated that Kwizeraâ€™s allegations were baseless.
Kwizera pledges massive revolution