The elective General Assembly of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has this morning started at the Jinja Nile Resort. The Assembly begins under the shadow of a court order restraining government from recognizing or associating with FUFA Ltd.
Tanzanian FA President Leodegar Tenga is in attendance as an observer from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA). Tenga is currently the Cecafa President too.
Speaking before the Assembly, Tenga said his brief is to oversee how the Assembly is handled.
This is the first time that the recently elected 86 delegates attend the Assembly under the new FUFA Constitution. Besides making presentations by the different out-going officials, elections are also expected to take place. Lawrence Mulindwa’s eight year reign ends today after he indicated two months ago that he will not seek re-election.
Vice President in-charge of administration, Moses Magogo is expected to take over the football leadership since he is contesting alone for the position. His proposed executive committee has Justus Mugisha (first Vice President), Darius Mugoye (2nd Vice President) and Mujib Kasule (3rd Vice President in-charge of the League) among others.
However a court order hangs over the Assembly proceedings today. Court on Tuesday, August 27, issued an interim injunctive order restraining the Ministry of Education and Sports, the National Council of Sports (NCS) and any other government organ from “recognizing or holding out Fufa Limited and/or any other national football associations as the only recognized national football associations.
The proceedings in Jinja indicate FUFA does not believe the court order is binding.