Julius Raymond Kabugo has resigned as KCCA football club chairman.
Kabugo who was last year appointed to lead the KCCA FC board for three years, confirmed his resignation in a press statement
“It’s with great humility that I notify you of my resignation from the position of Chairman of KCCA FC with effect from 1st August 2017. It’s been a great honour and privilege for me and my family to lead the biggest club in Uganda for the past two years, and I am grateful to God for all the success the team has registered on and off the pitch! Winning six trophies in two years is no small feat!
I want to thank the team at the club that I have worked with for the exceptional teamwork both on and off the pitch. Their tireless efforts have enabled us to turn our club into one of the respected brands on the African continent. Thank you so much for all the sacrifice and the brilliant ideas that you initiated and implemented.I am also grateful to our fans for the unwavering support over the years. They can now bask in the glory of having all the bragging rights. They certainly deserve their moment in the sun. I salute the fans for standing by the club at all times!
Special appreciation also goes to my bosses at KCCA, the Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Semakula Musisi and His Worship the Lord Mayor of Kampala Hajji Erias Lukwago. Both have accorded me overwhelming support and guidance during my period at the helm of KCCA FC. They gave my team a reason to perform beyond expectations! Thank you so much!
I also extend my heartfelt gratitude to our Sponsors for trusting us with your brands! We have over the years worked so hard to make sure that we match your expectations and we are grateful that we have only received positive feedback from you! We can only promise so much more in the years to come.
I would also want to thank my family, especially my wife, for the support! You have been that very strong pillar that I ever needed! Football is a very consuming responsibility, but the support and encouragement you have given me has been tremendous! Thank you!
I have taken the decision to step down from the position of Chairman KCCA FC because of the work and personal commitments that are increasingly making it hard for me to give my all. I am, however, quite certain that the capacity we have built among ourselves presents a great opportunity to take our club to greater heights! If I had any doubts in the capacity of the team I have been working with, I wouldn’t have considered this decision at all!
I am leaving at a time when our club is in great shape. We are truly in a take off stage, ready to exploit the several opportunities teeming out there! I therefore urge the fans and everyone associated with our club to accord the new Chairman all the support! I will continue to offer myself whenever called upon to advise andcontribute in any way possible for the good of our club.
I thank everyone that has partnered with us in the past two years and beyond. The sheer hard work, commitment and passion of many of you has constantly amazed me! I urge you to continue in the same vein as we enjoy the best times of our club, which are ahead of us! By embracing the new leadership of our club, we shall unwittingly embrace a bright future and we shall continue to scale the heights because of the capacity we have built.”
Kabugo’s decision to resign comes a few days after club CEO David Tamale was relieved of his duties and replaced with Josephine Namukisa as the interim CEO.