By Allan Damba
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Engineer Moses Hashim Magogo declared he does not fit the billing as Uganda’s Minister of Sports.
The legislator who represents Budiope East in the August House also said he had no intentions of replacing the current Minister, Honorable Hamson Obua who has been there for the past three years.
“I don’t think I can be a good Minister of sports, sincerely speaking. I am so biased (because) I’m a football person in and out.”
“Besides, I believe that Honorable Obua(Hamson) is a good person and if given the support we are giving him, he is going to give us a lot more than he has been giving us.”
To stress his point further, he added: “So, I want to put it on record: it is not something I am interested in and if it was my decision I take it very flatly. I think we are in very good hands.”
However, with the president of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni set to announce cabinet in the next few days, Magogo’s name has been the talk on everyone’s lips as the man next for the office.
A recent list of the new cabinet that made rounds on social media on Friday and the weekend also highlights the outspoken football president as Obua’s successor.
What an irony it would turn if the rumour gets to reality! What a sudden upturn of events this would be!
It is also worth noting that Magogo picked and returned his nomination forms last week to stand for his third term as FUFA president.
He also holds formidable positions at the CHAN and CAF committees. Even though holding multiple offices and positions does not breach any laws, it remains to be seen how he would efficiently fix these duties.