Incumbent SC Villa Jogoo president Ben Immanuel Misagga has confirmed his candidature for the upcoming club elections in August 2018.
He declared his candidature on Sunday during a press conference held at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala.
Misagga who has been president for the previous four years is seeking for a second term in office. He said;
First of all, I thank the earlier leaders at Sports Club Villa Jogoo as Patrick Kawooya and Franco Mugabe as well as others who laid a strong foundation to have such a great footballing club in Uganda. I have witnessed three elections at SC Villa Jogoo. This club is the fountain of Uganda’s football. We have always set a precedent for the rest of the clubs in Uganda. As per Article 39, I am tasked with the responsibility of appointing the electoral committee and appeals committee. I will be standing for the up-coming Sports Club Villa Jogoo elections. I appeal to FUFA to respect our constitution.
The Jogoos have managed to win the Uganda Cup once under Misagga with near misses towards the club’s ambitions of winning a record 17th Uganda Premier League title.
Meanwhile, the team to oversee the entire process of the elections as well as the appeals committee was announced by Misagga.
Major Evelyn Asiimwe, one of the members of parliament representing the UPDF was appointed as the chairperson of the electoral committee.
Assimwe will be assisted by Sarah Babirye Kityo, another parliamentarian (representing Buganda region youth), police officer Musa Bilunda, interim CEO Ivan Kakembo and Sarah Adong as spokes person.