The Head of Media in the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), Rogers Mulindwa has said some people have been trying to harm the Federation President Lawrence Mulindwa.
On Monday, Lawrence Mulindwa announced that he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term in August this year, having served at the helm of FUFA for nearly nine years.
Just a day after the announcement, the spokesman told Press in Darfur, Sudan, on the sidelines of the on-going Cecafa club championship, that he is not surprised that the FA President announced that he will not seek re-election in the Assembly come August 31.
The FUFA President told his executive members in a 4-hour meeting that the reason for pulling out was purely personal. But the spokesperson notes that the executive want to talk to Mulindwa so that he reverses his decision.
Rogers Mulindwa said the standing down of the FUFA president has attracted lots of attention and that he had faced lots of resistance over the years.
Mulindwa, who is also the proprietor of St Mary’s Secondary School Kitende, had promised to take Uganda to the Africa Cup of Nations when he was elected in 2005. The Cranes came close to qualifying for the 2011 and 2013 Afcon editions but fell at the last hurdle.
FUFA executive member Issa Magoola who accompanied Express FC to Sudan was also in shock and said it was a big blow if Mulindwa is out of football. He said FUFA needs to quickly think of someone else within the executive who can lead the federation.
Mulindwa was recently appointed on two committees of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).