By Francisco Bwambale
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations –Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo was on Thursday elected as member of the Confederation of Africa Football – Caf Executive Committee.
Magogo polled 33 to beat Leodegar Tenga from Tanzania who managed 19 votes in an election conducted during the 41st Caf Ordinary Assembly at Marriot Zamalek Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
He will now represent the Cecafa region on the Caf Executive Committee where he has been serving as a co-opted member.
“It has been my dream that one day I would serve as a Caf Executive Committee member.
“I am so happy that I have achieved it now. It is a big honour to be voted on the Caf Executive and I thank my Executive Committee at Fufa, Delegates and my campaigning team. This is not a personal victory but a victory for us all.
“As young leaders on the African continent, we need to come-up with the best ideas to help elevate the game.
“I thank the Almighty Allah. I thank those who voted for me and the rest of Africa. In a special way, I thank my people from Uganda, the football family. We shall continue to work as one complete unit,” said a vividly happy sounding Magogo.
Others who were elected on the day include Abdulhakim Abraheem Abdulrarazzik Al Shalmani from Libya and Mauritius’ Mohamad Ally Samir Sobha.
The trio of Augustin Senghor from Senegal; Sita Sangare of Burkina Faso and Central Africa Republic’s Patrice Edouard Ngaissona were all elected unopposed.
Moses Magogo Hassim was born in Kamuli, Eastern Uganda on November 8, 1976 to Sam Zua Nkinda and Ruth Biribawa Nkinda.
He went to Kagulu Primary School in Kamuli District, Jinja College, Butiki and Namilyango College, from where he joined Makerere University, studying a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.