Federation of Uganda Football Associations

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is the governing body of association football[2] in Uganda. The association was founded in 1924, became affiliated with FIFA in 1960 and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 1961.[3][4] In 1973, FUFA went ahead and got affiliated with CECAFA. Further more, FUFA is also affiliated to Uganda Olympic Committee.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations
HeadquartersFUFA House, Plot No. 879, Kyadondo Block 8, Mengo Wakaliga Road – P.O. Box 22518, Kampala (UG).
FIFA affiliation1960
CAF affiliation1961[1]
CECAFA affiliation1973
PresidentMoses Magogo Hassim
General SecretaryEdgar Watson Suubi

FUFA is;

  • a custodian of eight men's and women's national football teams (i.e. the Uganda Cranes , the Crested Cranes, U-23; Uganda Kobs, U-20; Uganda Hippos, U-17; Uganda Cubs, Sand Cranes, U-20 girls and U-17 girls)
  • a top administrator/regulator of national football league which runs from the first tier (top/1st division) to the fifth tier (5th division). The first division is the Uganda Premier League also known as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The 2nd division is the FUFA Big League. The third tier (Regional Leagues) is organised by the regional football associations (RFA) which are 8 in total (Kampala RFA, Buganda RFA, Western RFA, Kitara RFA, Eastern RFA, Northern RFA, West Nile RFA and North East RFA) and the fourth tier (District Leagues / Fourth Division) is organised by district football associations (DFA).
  • FUFA also organizes the football tournaments; that is to say, Uganda Cup, which is the oldest football competition of knockout format in Uganda having started in 1971. The FUFA Drum which is an inter-provinces (Kampala, Buganda, Ankole, Kigezi, Teso, Tooro, Bunyoro, Rwenzori, West Nile, Busoga, Sebei, Bugisu, Karamoja, Lango, Acholi and Bukedi) tournament is also run and organised by FUFA. Last but not least, the Odilo tournament which runs across the country.[5] is a Primary schools championship which is also organised by this federation.

History edit

In 1924, the Kampala Football Association (KFA) was formed and in the 1950s became the Uganda Football Association (UFA). In 1967 the Uganda Football Association (UFA) was changed to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).[6]

Administration edit

FUFA is an association made up of ordinary 34 members and represented by 86 delegates at the Supreme Body called the FUFA General Assembly (GA). The members include: (a.) FUFA Special Interest Groups (consists of 8 associations)

  • Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA)
  • Futsal Association Uganda (FAU)
  • Uganda Schools Football Association (USFA)
  • Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA)
  • Uganda Women's Football Association (UWFA)
  • Uganda Football Coaches Association (UFCA)
  • Uganda Football Players' Association (UFPA)
  • Uganda Football Referees' Association (UFRA)

(b.) The Licensed 1st division clubs; which are Uganda Premier League Clubs and are usually 16 in number.
(c.) The 2nd Division League, which is Fufa Big League
(d.) The National Women Football Leagues which are FUFA Women Super League (FWSL) and Elite League (FWEL))
(e.) The 8 FUFA Regional Football Associations (RFAs) (see section below)

The organisation is led by the FUFA Executive Committee (EXCOM) which is advised and supported by the FUFA Standing Committees, Judicial Bodies and Secretariat.[7]

Presidents edit

Previous edit

Previous presidents are as follows:[8]

  • 1924-34 - King Sir Daudi Chwa
  • 1935-44 – W.A. Hunter
  • 1945-53 – W.B. Ouseley
  • 1954-56 – Eriasafu Nsobya
  • 1957-62 – W.W. Kulubya
  • 1963-64 – George Magezi
  • 1965-68 – A.A.A Nekyon
  • 1969-71 – H. Blamaze Lwanga
  • 1972-74 – Kezekia Ssegwanga Musisi
  • 1974-76 – Era Mugisa
  • 1977-79 – Capt. Muhammed Sseruwagi
  • 1979-80 – Gerald Sendawula
  • 1981 – Steven Ibale
  • 1982 – Peter Abe
  • 1982-83 – Careb Babihuga
  • 1983-85 – Geresom Kagurusi
  • 1985 – Chris Rwanika
  • 1985-87 – Barnabas Byabazaire
  • 1988-89 – Paul Katamba Lujjo
  • 1989-92 – J.B. Semanobe
  • 1992 – John Ssebaana Kizito (May – December)
  • 1994 – Ben Kurt Omoding
  • 1994-95 – Brigadier Moses Ali
  • 1995-98 – Twaha Kakaire
  • 1998-2004 – Denis Obua
  • 2004-13 – Lawrence Mulindwa
  • 2013–present - Moses Magogo Hassim

Current edit

The president of FUFA is Moses Hassim Magogo who succeeded Lawrence Mulindwa in August 2013. Magogo is an electrical engineer by trade and has worked for the African Development Bank. Magogo was previously the Federation's vice president, in charge of administration.

In 2000, while playing for Kinyara FC, Magogo started to actively participate in sports talk shows on radio. That platform endeared him to the public and by the time he was elected the FUFA delegate for Lubaga, Magogo had created a niche as one of the most knowledgeable persons about football management. FUFA subsequently appointed him to run the Super League.

Magogo is accredited for having transformed the league and football competition systems in Uganda and particularly the FUFA Big League and Regional Leagues. He is also responsible for starting the players contracting regulations and system in Uganda, negotiating and concluding the various sponsorships to football.[9][10] With an assertive nature he has been a central figure in administration wrangles.[11]

FUFA Regional Associations (RFAs) edit

Eight regional football associations administer the Regional Leagues covering the third tier of Ugandan football. Affiliated members includes Regional League clubs, schools football associations and cup competitions.[12][13]

Zones and district organisations edit

Below the regional football associations, FUFA has divided the country into 13 administrative zones, each of which encompass several district football associations. These local associations are affiliated to FUFA and manage grassroots affairs in their districts including the Fourth Division Leagues.

Current administrators and officials edit

See also edit

Ugandan Premier League

Confederation of African Football

References edit

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  6. ^ Kaddu Sserunkuma (2002) A life member to remember : at Wankulukuku : over thirty years back was it football or wrestling?. Uganda, p. 3. OCLC: 52640555
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  8. ^ "FUFA Presidents from the past". Soccer256. Archived from the original on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  9. ^ "The President". FUFA Uganda. Archived from the original on 2023-04-04. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  10. ^ Jackson, Andrew. "BBC Sport - Moses Magogo is voted in as the new Uganda FA President". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  11. ^ "Magogo: Bring everyone on board". The Observer. Archived from the original on 2022-11-27. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
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  21. ^ "FUFA Voters' Register (Zone 7)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  22. ^ "FUFA Voters' Register (Zone 8)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  23. ^ "FUFA Voters Register (Kampala Region)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  24. ^ "FUFA Voters' Register (Zone 10)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  25. ^ "FUFA Voters' Register (Zone 11)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  26. ^ "FUFA Voters' Register (Zone 12)". FUFA Uganda. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
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