Mulindwa: Quitting Was The Right Call

The out-going President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Lawrence Mulindwa has said after serving two terms was enough since he had brought about some positive change.

FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa
FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa

Last month Mulindwa shocked his executive members when he announced he will not seek re-election in the August 31st elective general Assembly in Jinja. The current Vice President in-charge of administration Moses Magogo is now the sole candidate for the presidency after two other candidates were disqualified.

In an exclusive interview with local media at the 60,000 – seater National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Saturday before the Cranes played Tanzania in the first leg of the 2014 CHAN qualifier, Mulindwa said he will still remain in the football family.

Mulindwa said he had diligently served football as the President for two seasons (eight years) and changed so many things for the better. He said his decision not to contest for the seat again was based on the need for someone else to come in and serve.

Mulindwa, also the proprietor of St. Marys Kitende SS said he has changed the face of football in the country. He said football administration is a lot better, the national teams are well run and the players are happier than before because of good motivation and we have also improved Uganda’s Fifa rankings to 80.

Although still a member on two of the committees of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mulindwa said he will remain passionate about football and will always make time to try and help from outside and not as a leader.

He, however, mentioned that it is not an easy task running football in Uganda were the government does not really support it.

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