FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo’s achievements in football administration have not gone unrecognized by the society. He was on Monday awarded by the Rotaract club of Kyengera with the vocational service Award in a function held at Valhalla Restaurant in Kampala. Magogo was recognized for his outstanding and selfless service towards the development of Ugandan football over the years and became the first high profile recipient of the award. “I am very humbled that a group of young people recognize the efforts of the work we do. This reenergizes us to work harder,” noted Magogo, who was accompanied by Ronnie Kalema, a member of the FUFA Executive Committee and Chairman of Uganda Football Referees Association. The Rotaract club of Kyengera President Annet Mary Nanziri said that the award the most outstanding persons in service. “The FUFA President has been outstanding during his leadership as we have witnessed the 39 year jinx broken following Uganda Cranes qualification to the AFCON Finals in 2017. The Cranes replicated the fete by returning to the soccer show piece for the second successive time. We are happy with this tremendous job by Magogo and his team at FUFA,” he said. Eng.
Who is Magogo?
Moses Hashim Magogo was born on November 8, 1976 to Sam Zuankinda and Ruth Biribawa Nkinda in the Eastern part of Uganda. He went to Kagulu Primary School in Kamuli District, Jinja College, Namilyango College, Makerere University where he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Electrical). His first employment was at Kinyara Sugar Works, the Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) and African Development Bank. On top of playing schools and University football, Magogo has also played association football with Kinyara Sugar FC and Mutundwe Lions FC before joining football administration; first as a lower football administrator, Club Treasurer, Club Secretary, Secretary Rubaga District Football Association and FUFA General Assembly delegate for Rubaga DFA (2004 – 2013). He served as Secretary FUFA Competitions Committee (2005-2011), Chairman FUFA Licensing Board, Member of the Uganda Cranes AFCON 2012 Mobilisation Committee, FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) Manager for Uganda and Member of the FUFA EXCOM representing Kampala region at the national scene. Currently, he is the FUFA President (second term), CAF Executive Committee Member, President of the CAF Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee. He also served on FIFA Security and Integrity Committee, CAF Organising Committee of the Inter Club championships, FIFA Football Administration and Marketing Instructor, Chairman of FUFA Marketing Committee and Member of the Board of Directors Nakivubo Stadium and Mandela National Stadium.
Magogo is accredited for having transformed the league and football competition systems in Uganda and particularly the FUFA Big League in 2009 and Regional Leagues. He is also responsible for starting the players’ contracting regulations and system in Uganda, negotiating and concluding the various sponsorships to football. Magogo has been a key player in the governance reforms in Ugandan football. During his FUFA Administration in 2013 to date, Magogo has introduced the FUFA Juniors League (started with U-17 but now U-19), FUFA Women Elite League in 2014, attracted sponsorship to football for National teams and Clubs-from Government and Corporate companies among others.