Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has been re-lected as the third Vice President of FUFA.
The development means that Hon Nakiwala will continue representing Uganda Premier League Clubs at FUFA General Assembly, a position she initially got back in 2017 when she beat Diana Nyago.
The former Express FC chairman takes the seat unopposed this time after no other candidate had shown interest by this week’s deadline.
The presiding officer Denis Ojwee, on Saturday May 15, declared Hon Nakiwala the new VP.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to all the league clubs for their support having been nominated and re-elected as the 3rd Fufa Vice-President 2021 – 2026,” she stated.
“I am Looking forward to working together in this new term.”
In her concluded term, Nakiwala had to mend a broken relationship between FUFA and UPL Clubs.
Most clubs had threatened a league breakaway and were on the verge of meeting the First Lady Janat Museveni who doubles as the Education and Sports Minister.
The clubs were unhappy with FUFA proposal to reduce teams from 16 to 12, not being consulted when the 2019/20 season was ended, unclear StarTimes deal, not getting a share on Sh10hn from Government, poor officiating among others.
The newly elected FUFA boss will later name his other two Vice Presidents.
Elsewhere; Hassan Kirunda, Vincent Aniku and Peter Byamukama were unopposed to take the FUFA Big League delegates seats.
UPL & FBL Elections
*FUFA 3rd VP
Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (Unopposed)
Hassan Kakaire Kirunda- Eastern & North East (Unopposed)
Vincent Aniku – West Nile & Northern (Unopposed)
Peter Byamukama – Western & Kitara (Unopposed)
Umar Ssenoga 12 Winner
Hussein Kato 02
Joseph Mwanje 12 Winner
Paul Mark Kayongo 02