Edgar Watson: I Have Not Resigned As FUFA Chief Executive

Chief Executive Officer of FUFA, Edgar Watson.

The Chief Executive Officer of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), Edgar Watson has dismissed media reports that he has resigned from the position.

He said the reports are false.

On Thursday, some online media outlets reported that Watson who has served as chief executive since 2009 had tendered in his resignation awaiting to be appointed the first vice president in charge administration on the FA executive.

The VP (Administration) position was previously held by the Acting FUFA President, Justus Mugisha.

Mugisha was elevated to sit in the position last month for the two months FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo will be away. Magogo stepped down during the 95th FUFA Ordinary Assembly held at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Adjumani, West Nile to allow FIFA investigate the allegations of involving in the illicit trading of 2014 World Cup tickets.

The reports further indicated that Second vice president, Darius Mugoye was to take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of the football governing body.

Using his Twitter account, Watson said he is carrying on with his duties as FUFA CEO and is not privy to information of his resignation.

“I have seen incorrect information circulating on social media about my position at FUFA. I wish to state that I am still doing my work as Chief Executive Officer of FUFA. Please disregard any information that is not from my or FUFA official forum,” read at Watson’s tweet.

When contacted, FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein Marsha, also refuted the allegations saying, the FUFA CEO is elected into office by the FUFA Assembly for a four year term.

“It’s our cardinal role as FUFA to keep sharing educative information about football administration and management,” Hussein said.

“The Executive of FUFA is elected into office and approved by the Assembly for a four year term. The CEO of FUFA can’t become VP unless he is a Delegate and can not hold both positions of CEO/VP and Delegate,” he added.

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