FUFA lawyer Muhammed Bazirengedde and former delegate Faisal Muhammed failed to make it through to the FUFA assembly
By Norman Katende
FUFA Assembly delegates
FUFA Big League: Augustus Dranduga, Bashir Kamanzi, Medie Matovu, Geoffrey Asuga, Dominic Maloba, Saidi Kakuku, Julius Opolot, Herbert Kabafunzaki, Patrick Ssebuliba and Paul Mark Kayongo.
Kampala region: Hamidu Juma, Kenneth Musisi, Moses Magogo, Sande Mayanja, Haruna Tamale and Darius Mugoye
Buganda: Sam Mpiima, Rogers Mulindwa, Joseph Mwanje, Remegius Ssonko, Medi Sserwadda and Abu Ssekabira
FUFA lawyer Muhammed Bazirengedde and former delegate Faisal Muhammed failed to make it through to the FUFA assembly, after the elections that took place at different venues around the country.
The duo were among 13 contestants vying for the 10 slots for the FUFA Big League to the general assembly but only managed 6 votes each of the 17 votes cast. Water and Victors did not take part in the elections.
Sam Mpiima celebrates after he was declared a winner.
The Big league however brought in new faces including Herbert Kabafunzaki, a lecturer at MUBS and head of works committee at Makindye and Mutundwe's Medie Matovu who was formerly employed by the federation.
“Our mission is to see that we plan for football development,” said a jubilant Kabafunzaki after the elections.
In Buganda, Abu Zikusooka lost to Joseph Mwanje in a tightly contested battle.
With all the other delegates already known, it came down to the battle between Mwanje, Zikusooka and Abbey Ssekabira, to fill the remaining two slots.
Joseph Mwanje displays a picture of the Virgin Mary and Father Nsobya after his victory.
By the close of voting, Ssekabira had 23 votes, Mwanje 20 votes and Zikusooka 13, with the top two going through.
“I thank the Virgin Mary for helping me sail through,” said Mwanje, who had a portrait of her in his bag.
FUFA returning officer Patrick Okanya revealed that all the elections had gone ahead without incident.
The delegates will meet at Njeru technical centre to elect the president for the federation. FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa has already declared his intention to seek a third term.
Bazirengedde floored in FUFA polls