Yesterday evening, news started trickling in that FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa will not be seeking re-election in August.
His decision has shocked many but has been welcomed by most of his critics and even before the dust settles, alot of posturing is taking place to see who is most likely to replace him.
Lawrence Mulindwa who has greatly improved the image of the Uganda cranes will be missed for his generosity and motivation towards the national team (After Liberia and Angola), he gave the players shs140Million to share amongst themselves.
Sources reveal that although Mulindwa refused to reveal the name of the successor, Moses Magogo (Vice President, Administrator) and Anthony Kimuli are next in the Que.
Magogo, who is favourite, has spearheaded many FUFA projects and has always been at the fore-front of battles in defence of federation.
Robert Kabushenga who is the CEO of a government owned Media House has also thrown himself in the running for the Job however the rules put in place by Mulindwa that require that anybody standing for FUFA president must have been in Football Management over the last 7 years disqualify him and it would require a change in the Laws for the seasoned media administrator to be able to compete
Kimuli (Finance Director), is less popular because he ascended to the executive after wrestling with Mulindwa in Wakiso District elections. The two could face stiff challenge from former FUFA lawyers Muhammad Bazirengedde who bitterly quit last month and Fred Muwema,who has always opposed Mulindwa’s presidency.
But none of the above have the financial power or the generosity anywhere close to Mulindwa’s.His legacy has been cemented by four regional CECAFA conquests, was largely unknown when Chris Rwanika stepped down for him at the last hour to ascend to the hot seat in 2005 following the imprisonment of his predecessor Denis Obua(RIP).
Mulindwa at a glance
Born to Edward Mulindwa(RIP) and Catherine Mulindwa in 1964 in Kamengo Mpigi,Mulindwa went to Namilyango college and Gombe SSS before joining Makerere University for a Bachelors degree in Statistics and Economics.
He later added a post graduate diploma in Education after which he joined St Noah Girls as the Headmaster from 1991-1996.In 2001 he started St Mary’s Kitende which largely contributed to the name he rode on while joining FUFA in 2005.