FULL STATEMENT: Moses Magogo on Botched Cup Final

As the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) grassroots elections come to the end, order the party is experiencing several petitions from different party members over the increased irregularities that have infested the entire exercise.

Addressing a weekly press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the party Electoral Commission Chairman, Dan Mugarura stated that the party grassroots elections that are ending by Wednesday have faced a lot of challenges especially in Kampala.

“The commission is currently handling several petitions but we wish to handle them as a family, emphasizing consensus and building harmony among members,” Mugarura told the press.

On the same note, Mugarura attacked FDC leader, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala who took to the media spilling all elections irregularities within Kampala.

“It is absurd that her personal interests are overriding the interests of the party; we understand during times of elections, many people tend to field structures that are agreeable to them with the aim of achieving some electoral positions.”

“We have a mechanism of handling such irregularities; let her petition the process other than running to the media that will give no solution.”

Mugarura ruled out resigning as the party EC chairman for failure to organize free and fair elections, noting that there are no petitions against him as an individual but rather the process which isn’t enough evidence to cause him step down from the position.

He further revealed that unlike other party’s Delegates Conferences (DC) that have been taking place in Namboole Stadium, this year’s special DC will be held from UMA Show grounds main exhibition hall on Friday, June 12.


He observed that there are 35 positions ready for contestation which include among others; four slots of Vice President, party chairperson and four slots for deputies, General Treasury and three slots for deputies, Legal advisor, party Mobilizer and Chairman Electoral Commission.

“All interested candidates will be picking nomination forms on Tuesday, June 9 from where EC will compile and thereafter draw a list.”




Moses Magogo

Following the abandonment of the final of the 2015 Uganda Cup in Ntungamo, medications in my capacity as the President of FUFA, for sale I take the humility on behalf of FUFA to apologise to the entire football and general public that we should have managed the event better.

Whereas the FUFA Statutes provide for independence of certain FUFA committees and bodies and whereas as the President I have always allowed the committees and bodies to execute their roles independently, web I still take the responsibility as the institution head to promote and exercise fair play, and sporting justice.

It is on this note that immediately after the abandonment of the match I caused to convene an Emergency Executive Committee meeting in accordance with the FUFA Statutes. The meeting sat at Quidproc Hotel in Ntungamo.

The Emergency Executive Committee of FUFA which is composed of the President, the 3 Vice Presidents and at least one member of the Executive committee takes decisions on behalf the Executive Committee in matters of emergency.

The Executive Committee has the mandate to take decisions for the betterment of the game for as long as they are not inconsistent with the FUFA, CAF and FIFA Statutes. Such decisions are communicated by Circulars. Statutes, Regulations, Decisions and Directives of FUFA, CAF and FIFA are an obligation and not an option to all parties.

The Emergency Committee observed that the environment under which the match was being played did not guarantee obtaining the best team sportingly.

A combination of the failure by security to bar the fans from interfering with play, the appointment of match officials, the assumption of unfairness of the Referee by KCC FC even before kick-off of the match, the performance of the match officials, the conduct of certain players and some fans brought the game of football into disrepute.

In the spirit of fair play and as FUFA has done, it is only better for the various parties at fault to issue an apology to the affected parties that had no hand in this.

Whereas FUFA, the sponsors, the Clubs, the Coaches, the officials, the players, the referees and the media have all worked hard to return the fans to the stadium, we believe there are still some challenges that need to be addressed.

FUFA is going to address these challenges during the off season through various means in preparation for the new season.

“It is Our Game, It is Our Country”

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