Mulindwa Eyes CECAFA President Seat

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Happy Ali Kanyankole

Mulindwa eyes CECAFA President Seat

Lawrence Mulindwa announced his bid to the Council of East And Central Africa Football Association) presidency on Tuesday in a press conference at Pope Paul Hotel in Kampala.

The former FUFA president, owner of Vipers FC and currently Vice president of CECAFA finally announced to run for presidency come Friday 20.nov.2015 during the CECAFA executive assembly in Addis Ababa.

Mulindwa while addressing the press on Tuesday,  said that he still needs to pay back to the foot ball game and ready to offer himself for elations as the next president promising to harmoniously work with the CECAFA members associations in the region.

“I have to pay back to the game, have the passion and love for the African football and ready to offer myself for presidency this time for the betterment of the game” said Mulindwa

He has been forwarded by the FUFA executive claiming that his experience and credited performance in the football game may yield better results for the region when is the president.

“Whereas the current Executive committee has made tremendous efforts, it is the belief of FUFA that Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa, considering his vast experience, will refocus and re-energize our region. His work at FUFA has made our federation and Uganda Cranes the leading brand, we believe in his leadership” reads part of the letter to the CECAFA.

Mulindwa, was the FUFA president for 8 years and was succeeded by Moses Hassan Magogo in August 2013.he was firs nominated as CECAFA member and later appointed as the Vice president in February 2014.

As the Tanzanian Eng.Leodegar Tenga 57 who was re-elected for the last chance as the President in 2007 his term is expiring on Friday. The aspirants for the post include; Lawrence Mulindwa (Uganda), Juneydi Basha (Ethiopia), Nzamwita (Rwanda), Khamal Shaddad (Sudan).

CECAFA is composed of 12 member nations; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Eretria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burundi, Zanzibar and Djibouti.