Federation for Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Engineer Moses Magogo has been elected as CAF Executive Committee member for a five-year term till 2023.
At the CAF ordinary 41st CAF Ordinary General Assembly that took place on in Cairo, Egypt, Magogo beat Tanzania’s Leodegar Tenga, 33-19 votes in a secret ballot voting exercise to become the Central and East Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) region representative on the executive.
Speaking after his latest achievement, Magogo expressed his happiness on fulfilling a childhood dream of his.
“It has been my dream 20 years ago that one day I would serve as a CAF Executive Committee member. I am so happy that I have achieved it now,” Magogo said.
The FUFA president also stressed that he will use his new found capacity to introduce new ideas to football on the continent.
“As young leaders on the African continent, we need to come up with the best ideas to help elevate Africa like the other confederations,” Magogo was quoted by the FUFA website.
Who is Moses Magogo?
Moses Magogo Hassim was born in Kamuli District, Eastern Uganda on November 8, 1976. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.
Magogo’s playing career did not reach the top division but had a brief career playing for Kinyara Sugar FC and Mutundwe Lions FC, also serving as a club secretary for the latter. He has served as an administrator at both club and continental level.
He was a member of the FUFA Executive Committee under former FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa who hand picked him to be his successor as he retired in 2012, a position he has held since then. He is also a member of the Board of Directors to Nakivubo Stadium.
He was a member of FIFA Security and Integrity Committee (2015-2017), Chairperson CAF Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee, served as Member on CAF Organising Committee of the Inter Club championships, FIFA Football Administration & Management Instructor.
Magogo has also previously served as a co-opted member of the CAF Executive Committee between 2017 and 2019.
As the continent’s football governing body continues to operate with a tainted image, as well as being engulfed in a leadership crisis, there were further changes to the body’s top positions.
Nigerian FA president Amaju Pinnick was sacked as First Vice President and replaced by Congolese football administrator and a member of the FIFA Council Constant Omari as 1st vice-president with Moroccan FA president Fouzi Lekjaa, becoming 2nd vice-president.
South African Danny Jordan is now the 3rd vice-president. Africa’s football legends in Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba were also appointed by CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and added to his advisory team.
The other elected members include Augustin Senghor (Senegal), Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso), Pierre-Alain Mounguengui (Gabon), Abdulhakim Al Shalmani (Libya) and Mohamed Ally Sobha (Mauritius).
With this position, Magogo is now eligible of being voted as Africa’s football governing body’s president.