Monday, 07 August 2017 04:44


Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has said that she will help improve the image of football in the country for the better.

Newly elected 3rd Vice President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has said that because of her good mobilising skills, she will help improve the image of football in the country for the better.

Nakiwala who is also the State Minister for Youth and Children and Premier League side Express FC chairperson was elected on Saturday during the Fufa General Assembly that took place at the Kabalega Resort Hotel in Masindi District.

She made it clear that by using her docket as the minister in-charge of the youth and children, she will make sure she talks to people out there to give more support more of football.

"We need to play football on and off the pitch. I am coming with majority of youth to support football," she added.

Nakiwala also made it clear that her coming in to football leadership might not necessarily bring more support from the government, she will try to make sure that the little that there is brings bigger impact.

"I believe that the Education and Sports Ministry is doing a lot to make improvements in the support of sports and football in particular," she added.

She made it clear that the Fufa delegates have given her a soft loan by voting here into office.

"I am happy that they have trust in me and I will make sure I repay this soft loan on monthly basis for the betterment of football.

The Assembly also returned Moses Hassim Magogo as President for another four year term (2017-2021) which starts on August 31st.

Magogo is also a co-opted executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and member of the FIFA ethics committee.

Justus Mugisha and Darius Mugoye were retained as first and second vice presidents respectively.

The executive committee members include: Mukiidi Kalyebala (North), Issa Magoola (Eastern), Hajji Abdul Lukooya (Buganda),  Rogers Byamukama (Kitara Region), Rasoul Ariga (West Nile), Kirizesitom Kalibala (Western Region), Richard Ochom (North East Region), Hamid Juma (Kampala Region) and Agnes Mugena (North East Region).

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