Grassroot football is a key component in the development of the game because it involves mass participation and nurturing of talents. It is therefore important to have football development right from the smallest sphere in order to realize professionalism.
It is upon this background that FUFA Executive Committee Member Rogers Mulindwa thought it wise to return to Luwero, his cradle place and help in promoting and developing football.
FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha was the guest of honour at the one day retreat held at Mulindwa’s residence in Wakiso with Luwero District Football Association Executive Committee attending.
Mugisha lauded Luwero DFA for the efforts made towards developing grassroot football, indicating this is the way to go.
“I thank Rogers Mulindwa who has seen it fit to invite FUFA and look at the challenges that the DFA is facing. I have been privy to the resolutions made and also the strategic plan made to develop football in the region,” he stated.
“We have also agreed with them that if they find it fit to be the first DFA to own a football pitch and in my capacity, I have pledged UGX 5M whenever they get land available to set up such a facility.” Mugisha added.
Mulindwa indicated it was necessary to have this retreat and know the challenges that the DFA is facing.
“As a leader you have go keep your ear to the ground and for sometime I have been getting reports and I decided to invite the football leaders in Luwero to find solutions to some biting challenges. Some of them were administrative, others are to with governance and financial management and I am delighted that we have covered a lot and very optimistic Luwero will get better.” He indicated.
Facilitators included Rogers Byamukama, Samuel Mpiima (both FUFA EXCO Members).
Others were Julian Namuganga, FUFA Finance Director, Wilberforce Ssemwogerere (Buganda Region Development Officer) and Sadam Bulega (FUFA Marketing Officer) among others.
*Credit: FUFA media.