New SC Villa Committee:
*Omar Mandela – President
*Bakaki Bakaki – Senior Vice President
*Baziligende Muhamad- Administration
*Ssemmanda Salim – VP Technical
*Ben Misagga – VP mobilization of fans
*LT Khassim Nziraguhunga- General Secretary
Hajji Omar Ahmed Mandela has on Saturday been sworn in as the new President of Sports Club Villa.
The development puts an end to a recent struggle for the record 16-time winners to find proper admintration since Eng Ben Misagga resigned in 2018.
Mandela, who announced his presidential bid last week, was the only successful candidate after the closure of nominations.
The Villa Electoral Committee earlier confirmed that the other aspirant Farouk Mewya had picked nomination forms but the returned incomplete forms.
Mandela was handed the instruments of Authority to guide him in execution of his duties from Interim Committee Chairman William Nkemba.
“I have few words,” started an excited Mandela. “We have come here to work and a lot needs to be done. Let us work together to put SC Villa where they belong.”
The development marks a new dawn for the club that last won the league title in 2004.
This process started earlier when Dennis Mbidde and Medard Sseggona were confirmed as the two candidates for the Villa Presidency last August.
But in dramatic turn of events, on August 28, the Elections were stopped following a court injunction after Brenda Nambalirwa Kawuma filed a petition.
Shortly after, FUFA ordered Villa to put their house in order saying that the club was already ‘behind schedule’ for 2021/22 Season Club Licensing.
Villa then resolved to return to interim committee.
Fast forward, FUFA gave the club by November 13 to have organised the elections.