Gordon Gumisiriza has officially confirmed that he will be running for Presidency at the forthcoming Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) Elections.
The Elections that will usher in New leadership at FUBA, the Country’s Basketball rulling body, will be held during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated Sunday March 5.
He is expected to go head to head with incumbent Nasser Sserunjogi, while Grace Kwizera who was a candidate in previous elections, revealed that he will not be contesting.
“I want to grow Basketball from a point of relation to all stakeholders fans, players, teams and managers,” said Gumisiriza, a renown Basketball Enthusiast and administrator.
He told The-SportsNation about his desire to improve the Sport through taking the game back to the fans, and he hopes to achieve this through allowing all teams with Courts to host games.
Gumisiriza vowed to streamline Governance, hold more capacity building courses and also secure a permanent home for the Federation.
He added: “The other point is about Value Addition – we have to revisit game costs to match the prevailing times. There should not be cost to teams hosting games. Also subsidies for Women games.”
Gumisiriza also harbors plans of putting in place Sports Academies for league teams to benefit from exposure due to home games.
“There is also need to do a constitution review to match the times while maintaining fairness to all. I want also to put much emphasis on supporting Women Programs.”
Who Is Gordon Gumisiriza?
The Fact File:
Name: Gordon Gumisiriza
Education: Kampala Parents School, Ndejje Senior Secondary, St Mary’s Kitende, Makerere University
Career: Businessman, Farmer
Gumisiriza started playing basketball at Ndejje SS in 1998, he played in the Sprite tournament with Manjansi (2000) and Kabojja (2001).
He featured for Bush Court back in 2001 and he has been affiliated to teams like Rez Life Saints, Berkeley, Hovers, Rhino, Sharing Youths (defunct), Tropical Royals.
He was the Finance Manager for Lower League Management Committee (2018-2022).