CAIRO. For the past 20 years, Mr Moses Magogo, the Fufa President has had a dream of joining Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive.
His dream was finally fulfilled on Thursday when he was elected to the executive beating outgoing member Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania by 33 -19 during the Caf Ordinary General Assembly held at Marriot Hotel Zamalek, Cairo.
Magogo has been serving as co-opted-official without voting powers for the past two years.
After the vote, Mr Magogo, usually a man of many words, was lost for the words.
“I would like to give special thanks to my colleagues in Fufa, some of them are here with me, my campaign team, Ugandans and the press,” an excited Magogo said.
He also talked about reviving the Cecafa. “It is true we have not been operating as before, competitions are not taking place.”
“I and other 11 presidents are going to sit down and see how to revive the regional body. We used to be the best zone in terms of organizing competitions, but now we have been silent. My first priority is to organize the secretariat then we move on from there.”
Mr Justus Mugisha, first vice president was equally excited with Magogo’s elevation to Caf top body while Edgar Watson, Fufa CEO, said it will give us (Uganda) more confidence now that we have someone with voting powers in Caf.
Other fufa members present were Darius Mugoya, second vice president. Jean Sseninde was also present.
Meanwhile, after the general assembly, the Caf highest body held an emergency meeting and it emerged that Amaju Melvin Pinnick who was Caf Vice president, also president of Afcon 2019 organising committee was sacked.
Moses Magogo (Uganda) 33 votes
Leodegar Tenga (Tanzania) 19
Abdul hakim Al Shalmani (Libya) 29
Amor Bahloul (Algeria) 21
Western Zone A
Augustin Senghor (Senegal) Unopposed
Western Zone B
Sita Sangare (Burkina Faso) Unopposed
Pierre- Alain Mounguengui Unopposed
Mohamed Sobha (Mauritius) 38
Andrew Kamanga ( Zambia) 12
Adam Muthetwa ( Eswatini) 2