FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and Katikkiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga met today in Bulange and held discussions all aimed at developing football in the country and the kingdom.
The FUFA Delegation also had 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.
The Buganda Sports kingdom Delegation had its Minister of Sports, Youth and Recreation Owek. Henry Sekabembe Kiberu, Chairman Masaza Cup Football Organising Committee Hajji Sulaiman Sejengo and Buganda Football Planning Committee Chairman Sam Mpiima.
Katikiro about the meeting
Football is a sport. Football is recreation. Football is a job. If any one wins after hard work, they need to know the finer details of the job. FUFA President and his team run football. Buganda has a committee in charge of the game in our kingdom.
In a bid to achieve success in football as a sport, recreational game and as a job it is important to share ideas, advise each other and to find solutions for any challenges for the sport to grow.
Such meetings help to grow football in Uganda and Buganda.
Our relationship with FUFA is healthy. Sekabaka Daudi Chwa was the first President of FUFA. Sekabaka Edward Mutessa loved and played the beautiful game as well.
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II revived the Bika and Masaza football tournaments. He is an ardent sports lover.
It is very nice that the FUFA Leadership and Buganda Kingdom are on the same page to develop football, regain its lost glory, fame and tap talent.
Katikkiro on The FUFA Drum
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo has elaborated to me about the tournament and we are in total support.
We had fears that it would clash with our Masaza programme. The tournament doesn’t clash with the Masaza cup. It will help tap more talent.
We have discussed about the challenges of the calendar for the two tournaments. I am glad that we are at peace now after this meeting.
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo after the meeting
Today we are very delighted that we managed to have a one on one talk with Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga and discussed more about football development.
We have discussed more on how to develop football both in Buganda and Uganda at large. We talked about The FUFA Drum at length, at first the Kingdom of Buganda had fears that the FUFA Drum will interrupt or kill the Masaza tournament. Among other issues we have also discussed was on how to develop the Masaza Cup and we have agreed to work together to make sure that the Masaza tournament gets to the best levels in football.