The FUFA Beach Soccer FAMACO 1 course has climaxed on Saturday after a week long classes between the two class with the first ended on Wednesday 6 September which attracted 37 participants who were awarded with certificates.
The second class had 39 participants on daily attendance has also ended on Saturday 9 September 2023 at the SIG offices in Mengo to mark the official closer of the first ever UBSA organised FAMACO 1 course where the participants graduated to tally full course number participants to 66 and the 39 were also awarded with certificates by FUFA EXCO Member Ronie Kalema to confirm their acquisition of FAMACO level one knowledge.
Ronnie Kalema, the executive secretary of football development at FUFA, was the chief guest at the closing ceremony who was flanked by FUFA deputy CEO in charge of Football – Kiiza Decolas, advised the graduates to put the knowledge and development ideas acquired into proper use and choose one a career not mix-up roles to avoid confusion to improve the game.
As Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) the main organizers of this training, gained much as some of UBSA leader participated and graduated in this FAMACO I course as well as other FUFA members.
UBSA vice chairman Mr. Sseguya Peter who is also the CEO of the national Beach Soccer league record champions, St. Lawrence University BSC attended.
UBSA EXCO Member Mukasa Bernard who is also the chairperson of Buganda Royal Institute BSC was also among those who graduated on Saturday.
Mr. Kiwalaby Joel Katerega is the UBSA finance director and the president of Makindye Ssebagabo(MS)Sand Lions BSC also joined the class of qualified football administrators when he participated and graduated on Saturday afternoon.
Kiwalaby appreciated FUFA president Hon. Moses Magogo and the entire administration for this initiative, saying that he can now make a good chairman, CEO or any other football administrator at club level or other football management offices, because he said now has the capacity to understand and implement the acceptable compliancy rule and regulations of the game and how to commercialise football as business activity.
Other UBSA members who participated in the include; Protocol and Events manager, Mr. Tonny Ssebaggala and Referee Mr. Hakim Chestit.
The course attracted participants from Moroto, Lyantonde, Tororo, Ntungamo, Rakai, Kyotera, Bundibugyo, Kasese and from as far as Kigali, Rwanda. Kigundu Ibrahim, the team manager of Rwandan club Kiyovu was part of the learners
The course also attracted other football officials like, FUFA referees instructor Egesa Samuel, Buganda Region FUFA delegate Musiime Jackeline, Joshua Nagenda head of business at KCCA FC, Eng. William Nkemba the club CEO at SC Villa among others.
FUFA delegate Musiime Jackeline, who was the DFA chairperson of Rakai/Kyotera for 10 years hailed Eng. Moses Magogo for this initiative that brings grassroot football administrators on bard.
“Eng. Magogo has done us good because some time back FUFA used to govern football from up (Mengo) but he returned the game to us who are at the ground.”Musiime said after receiving her certificate on Saturday at FUFA SIG offices in Mengo.
Ssebaggala Tonny, Kyewalabye Joel, Kule Edwin, Katugga Ivan, Kabira Sultan Magambo, Lokoru Denis, Ssemwezi Gerald, Kakabala Andrew, Chestit Hakim, Kigundu Ibrahim, Bulega Umar, Agaba Nobert, Futula Michael, Kaggwa Andrew, Baluku Joseph, Okello Richard, Baguma Fred, Jonathan Wangwanyi, Baguma Derrick, Nagenda Joshua, Kasule Nasif, Koire Denis, Muzungu Mathias, Boniface Aporu, Egesa W Samuel, Murungi Sazir, Kavuma Wilson, Byekwaso Shaban, Ssenyonga Robert, Masereka Sem Anderson, Kanekerya Jockus, Masika Doreen, Musiime Jackline, Katureebe Andrew, Nabukenya Oliver, Sseguya Peter, Mubiru Lawrence, Mukasa Benard and Olowo Lawrence.