By Brian Inke
Uganda Premier League side Maroons have confirmed the appointment of Mr. Rodrick Muhumuza as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The development was confirmed on Wednesday midday via the club’s official website.
“Maroons Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Rodrick Muhumuza as the new CEO of our club effective 25th January 2023,” read the statement from the club’s website.
He replaces Mr. Pius Bamwenge, who left the Luzira-based side to join Arua Hill this week after both clubs made it official putting an end to a three years service with Maroons.
Speaking to the club media after his appointment, Muhumuza promised to take the club back to its glory days.
“I am so honored to have the chance to serve this great historical club and its ever-growing fan base,” he told the club media.
“I am determined to return that honor in any way possible that I can within my reach,” he added.
“I understand that a huge task awaits me here. The club is growing so fast and our main task is to make Maroons one of the biggest brands of football in Uganda and beyond. I am gracefully embracing this challenge and I look forward to positive results.”
He finds Maroons 10th on the log with 15 points after 14 first-round matches.
About Rodrick Muhumuza (Quoted from Maroons FC website maroonsfc.co.ug)
Rodrick is a graduate of Business Administration and Management. He holds a Diploma in Management of Olympics Sports Organisations by the International Olympics Committee, International Coaches Managerial Entrenchment Program from the University of Delaware – USA, Sports Administrators Course by Uganda Olympics Committee among other capacity building courses both in Sports and Managerial related fields.
A holder of the treasured FUFA Football Administration and Management Course Certificate, Muhumuza is also endowed and well-positioned with crucial working experience.
Under his tenure as the technical director of the Uganda Rowing Federation, Uganda managed to produce her first competitor in Rowing.
Kathleen Noble during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games recently where the nation finished on a high note with him being part of the contingent showing how the sport’s potential started blossoming.
He contributed to the development and popularization of Rowing across Uganda where he has now served for seven years from 2015 up to date.
As the General Secretary of Uganda Prisons Handball Club, the team dominated the game of Handball for the past decade winning back-to-back trophies at both national and regional levels.
He also served as the General Secretary of the Playing and Rules Commission under the Uganda Handball Federation.
He was recently elected as an interim Chairperson of Maroons Fans Association, having for long steered the formation of an independent Fans Club and supporters base nationally, a franchise that is in its initial growth stages.
Upon his appointment in the office of CEO, he resigned from the fans’ leadership as the election of Executive Committee Members awaits in March this year.