Moses Magogo is voted in as the new Uganda FA President

By Andrew Jackson OryadaBBC Sport, Jinja
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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has elected Moses Magogo as its new President.

The 37-year old is an electrical engineer by trade and until recently worked for the African Development Bank.

Magogo was previously the Federation's Vice President, in charge of administration.

He succeeds Lawrence Mulindwa who served for eight years, but declined to seek re-election.

The electoral committee chairman, Patrick Okanya confirmed that although only Magogo had met the requirements to contest as President, it is part of the constitution to have an election.

Magogo's role was endorsed by 92.3 per cent of those voting at the election which took place at the Jinja Nile Resort in the industrial town of Jinja.

Out of the 73 voters, a record 69 voted for Magogo, while 3 were against and one was invalid.

"I am very glad that the Assembly has given me the mandate to lead football in this country for the next four years," said Magogo.

Fifa member and President of Cecafa and the Tanzania FC, Leodegar Tenga was also present:

"I am happy to be here to be part of this Assembly and am happy that Uganda is doing well in football," added Tenga.

The other senior members who were elected included; Justus Mugisha (1st Vice President), Darius Mugoye (2nd Vice President), and Mujib Kasule (3rd Vice President).

A number of members were also voted in.

The new executive will run the Ugandan FA for the next four years.