Majority of the delegates say they are happy with the new Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) constitution, although some say it will affect their numbers come the next elections.
At the FUFA Extra General Assembly at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel on Saturday, an overwhelming 129 delegates voted for the adoption of the new constitution.
The constitution comes in force although the current executive and the 174 delegates remain in office till August next year. The adoption of the new constitution also means Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) have been kicked out of running the national league and a new body, FUFA Super League Limited, which will comprise the 16 top-tier teams, will run the League.
Mujib Kasule, FUFA Vice President in-charge of the League, told URN that after the constitution has been passed now they hope to help the 16 clubs meet this week to elect a board that will run the League. Fourteen clubs have so far signed to belong to the League that will be run under FUFA Super League Limited, while URA and SC Villa are yet to sign.
James Okodi, a retiring delegate from Soroti said as someone who has been in football for over 20 years, he is happy with the new constitution because it tightens many operations of the Federation and also makes sure football matters don’t go to court. Okodi says having a smaller number of delegates will bring in the best crop of people who will push football to another level.
Kabale delegate Chris Rwanika and a former executive member of the Federation under late Denis Obua, said he is very happy with the new constitution because serious football development-minded people will now be selected when the numbers are reduced.
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The delegate from Arua Mike Letti said the new constitution will serve the whole country.
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But Mbale delegate who is also a Board member of the National Council of Sports (NCS), Zubair Galiwango was angry and even walked out as the constitution was being passed. His request for the Assembly to analyse the document article by article was rejected and he walked out in protest.