Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi will serve on the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Executive for the next four years.
This follows a process where Nakiwala was voted the 3rd Fufa Vice President on Saturday during the 93rd FUFA General assembly in Masindi.
The minister, who also doubles as Express Football Club chairperson, garnered 64 votes to be confirmed as the new 3rd Fufa Vice President representing Uganda Premier League clubs to Fufa.
The jolly minister was delighted about the new role and promised to serve the game of football to the very best of her abilities.
“It is a great honour for me to serve football at such a level. I’m humbled with the new responsibility and I thank the delegates for giving me the mandate,” she said.
“Football is not only a game but a lucrative industry and the fact that majority of the people actively involved in the game are youth, it helps me in my ministry.”
Nakiwala also “believes we shall form a great unit together with other club chairpersons to make sure we push our league to greater heights.”
She went ahead to thank Express FC for giving her the platform to become the club chairperson.
“It would be unfair if I do not thank Express FC, they have played a part into making me what I am today in football,” she added.
Nakiwala is the first ever female vice president to sit on the Fufa executive. She replaces Dennis Mbidde Ssebugwaawo.