Member of Parliament for Makindye East, Allan Ssewanyana will contest in the upcoming race for the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Presidency.
He made the announcement at his offices in Makindye on Monday, April 12.
“I am presenting myself as a candidate for the position of FUFA President at the next General Assembly. We must make football an enjoyable environment for every stakeholder including myself, players, investors, coaches, sponsors, media and fans,” Ssewanyana said during a press conference.
Ssewanyana will come up against incumbent Moses Magogo who has been in office for two terms and also announced that he will be seeking for re-election.
It will be the second time Ssewanyana is intending to contest for the top FA job after seeing his bid in 2013 fail to materialise as he was locked out by the FUFA rules and regulations.
Sseanyana also claimed that Magogo is not fit to lead FUFA let alone stand again as he is a ‘criminal’.
“Magogo entered a plea bargain under article 67 par.1 of the FIFA code of ethics. This means that he pleaded guilty and was banned from football for the next two months.
“However, he attended a football match between Uganda and Malawi during that same period. I petitioned FIFA again and we are still waiting for their decision,” Ssewanyana added.
“Through my lawyers, I also locally petitioned Sports Minister Hon Janet Museveni who then ordered the IGG to investigate the resale of the World Cup tickets. Despite Police recording my statement in presence of my lawyer, nothing has been done.”
“He is a criminal under the FIFA code of ethics statutes and served both sentences. His tenure prior to the conviction was marred with corruption. He has failed to stir FUFA ahead of these legal battles. FUFA is not transparent and laws are only made to close out any possible challengers to presidency.
“He should step aside at the end of his tenure as he is still under investigations.”
Ssewanyana also commented that he has instructed his lawyers to file a case if accountability is not given within seven days.
Magogo has been elected FUFA President twice and has been unopposed on both occasions.
For now, only Ssewanyana has come out to officially declare his intentions to run for the FUFA President Office.