no rx geneva;”>The former government spokesman intends to replace current FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa who on Monday announced he would not run for a third term in office.
Soccer-crazy Kabushenga becomes the first Ugandan to enter the race to replace Mulindwa.
He is among the founders of the Uganda Cranes Initiative, a popular corporate Cranes supporter group. Kabushenga said he would contest in the August31 election when the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Elective Assembly sits.
“First of all, I have made a decision to stand based on my passion and belief that FUFA needs new leadership. Mulindwa after doing a good job has created an opportunity for FUFA to renew its leadership and I think that therefore FUFA needs a leader like me to come in and give it new energy,” Kabushenga is quoted as saying Tuesday morning.
He also further made his intentions to steer ahead Cranes and hinted at poor preparations as the cause for Uganda’s consistent failures to prosper.
“I have the ability to convince even the biggest man in office to come on board and invest in football. The good thing is that he loves the game too,” said Kabushenga.
However his candidature for federation Presidency is ineligible owing to restrictions in Article 9(3) of the amended FUFA Constitution.
Article 9 (3)
“For any person to be eligible for the candidature of the Executive Committee Member of a FUFA member, he/she will have served in one or a combination of any of the following positions for a total of at least 3 years in the last 5 years”
a) Exec Committee member of FUFA
b) Member of FUFA standing committee
c) FUFA accredited admin instructor
d) Delegate to FUFA assembly
e) CEO/GS of FUFA
f) Executive member of CECAFA, CAF, FIFA
g) Standing committee member of CECAFA, CAF, FIFA
h) Member of Executive Committee of a FUFA registered Football Club
He does not qaulify for any of the criteria above