By James Bakama and Swalley Kenyi
Allocated times for nominations
9am — 10.30
11am — 12.30
2pm — 3.30pm
4pm — 5.30pm
THIS is the final day for FUFA’s presidential aspirants to finalise their nomination process ahead of the August 31 elections.
With current president Lawrence Mulindwa yet to issue an official statement that he will not seek a third term, there is speculation that he could make a last minute submission.
Sources close to Mulindwa reveal that since his announcement on Monday that he will not stand top government officials have been trying to convince him to remain in charge.
But a meeting of FUFA vice presidents Livingstone Kyambadde (technical), Sam Mpiima (marketing), Patrick Ogwel (youth), Issa Magoola (competitions), Chris Kalibbala (women), Mujib Kasule (Super League) and Moses Magogo (administration) yesterday named Magogo as their new choice for presidency just in case Mulindwa maintains his stand.
Magogo’s nomination is set for 4pm, two hours after another presidential candidate Justus Mugisha also presents his papers. Nominations close at 5.30pm today.
Former FUFA treasurer Mike Okiror, Kira FC chairman Jimmy Lukwago, Makindye KCCA councillor Allan Sewanyana and Vision Group chief executive Robert Kabushenga also rushed for forms yesterday ahead of today’s deadline.
“It’s true we have agreed that Magogo represents us at the forthcoming elections,” revealed a source that attended the meeting at the FUFA headquarters in Mengo.
More reports from the same meeting reveal that it took over two hours before they could agree on who was a better choice between Magogo and Kasule.
“Each of them felt he was up to the task. But we eventually agreed on Magogo,” explained the source.
Magogo could not be got for a comment last evening as he was not answering his phone. Mulindwa, who has headed FUFA for two four-year terms, got the soccer fraternity by surprise on Monday when he announced that he would not stand in the August 31 elections.