Incumbent FUFA President Moses Magogo is bound to be the sole candidate or the position of FUFA President.
Incumbent FUFA President Moses Magogo is bound to be the sole candidate ahead of the much awaited Elective Assembly slated for August 5, 2017 at Masindi Resort Hotel in Masindi Municipality.
The development follows two contrasting scenes in the nomination of aspiring candidates.
First, was the successful nomination of Magogo, also a CAF Executive Committee member on Friday, 16th June 2017 by the FUFA Electoral committee at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.
Two days later, the same committee, headed by Samuel Bakiika disqualified Proline director cum head coach Mujib Kasule on grounds that he did not satisfy the conditions set within the FUFA Electoral Code 2012, FUFA Statutes and FUFA Electoral Guidelines.
Kasule was supposed to have been nominated on Friday, but he submitted the papers required at about 4:30 p.m, two hours after the agreed time he had booked.
Then, the documents submitted were scrutinized on Monday but found lacking thus the failure to comply with the mandatory requirements stipulated in the FUFA Statutes, FUFA Electoral Code and FUFA Electoral Guidelines for candidature of the FUFA President and FUFA Executive Committee.
The Committee noted that Kasule failed to comply with the following articles of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012:
Article 10 (5) Nominations of candidates shall be made by both the Chairman and Secretary of fully subscribed members. Where members are individuals, nominations will be done by fully subscribed members; and
Article 10 (6) Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility prerequisites, a candidate to the office of the FUFA President shall only be valid if supported by any three members of FUFA where one such member is from the FUFA Super League Clubs or FUFA Big League, the other member being from Special interest groups as defined in article 10 (1) (d-1) of the FUFA Statutes and the other member being a Regional Football Association.
Article 39 (4) of the FUFA Statutes –Only Members of FUFA may propose candidates for the office of President. Members shall notify the general secretariat in writing of the name of a candidate for the presidency of FUFA at least two months before the date General Assembly.
Article 11 (2) of the FUFA Electoral Code 2012 states Candidatures will be registered by the EC, scrutinized by the EC for compliance with this code, the FIFA, CAF, FUFA and/or respective statutes of the organization for whom elections are being conducted and declared eligible for election after payment of the respective fees as stipulated in this code.
ased on the above reasons the committee unanimously found that Kasule failed to fulfill the mandatory requirements and is therefore ineligible for nomination as a candidate for FUFA President.
Owing to road map outlined, Kasule has time to appeal the decision passed well in time ahead of the 93rd FUFA Ordinary Assembly on 5th August 2017.
The second last set of elections will be conducted on 26th June 2017 among the Uganda Premier League clubs to elect their head who automatically becomes the third vice president on the FUFA Executive Committee.