With Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Presidential elections around the corner, patient the heat is becoming hotter every other day.
However, Lawrence Mulindwa came out on Saturday to hint on returning to a position he held for eight years. This was during his daughters’ graduation held at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Mulindwa who headed FUFA between 2005-2013 in his speech at the party responded to Dennis Mbidde’s comments that were made last week indicating he did not achieve anything while in office.
Mbidde, Fufa’s 3rd Vice President came out to indicate Mulindwa’s 8 year tenure was fruitless and called him a leaper.
“I’ve been provoked, called all sorts of names to the extent of calling me a football leper but if I’m one, what is Mbidde to football?” Mulindwa asked.
“Someone who can’t manage his own beard to call me a football leper is indeed an insult to my personality & contribution to the game”. He added before going on to indicate he quit Fufa at his own wish.
“No body forced me out of Presidency, I made the decision on my own but if some people think i did not do anything, then i may be forced to reconsider my decision,” he angrily responded.
Could there be bad blood between Mulindwa and Magogo?
Magogo took on the mantle from Mulindwa in 2013 with reports indicating the former got the full backing of the latter as the suitable candidate. Magogo had played an intergral role in Mulindwa’s two terms in office first as chairman competitions then Vice President Administration.
Despite the two appearing on several occasions seeming to be in good terms, words from people in either camp paint a different picture.
On several occasions, there has been a cyber war and Mbidde’s comments could have been the icing on the cake.
With the Presidential elections slated for 5th October this year, time will tell if Mulindwa will really stand to his word and stand against his “successor.”