This is article one of a series
Of course, Magogo Moses is, like so many other Ugandans, among the people who call camera men to take pictures of them when they achieve rare achievements.
He climbed into things he perhaps never expected in 2013. I was then a university student at Makerere University struggling to know why football in Uganda had sunk like a stone yet even, in the seventies, with poor technology and facilities available, our fathers would fill stadiums to capacity.
It is perhaps why I chose to study a sports course at Makerere University. Moses Magogo is now the elected MP of Budiope East, a constituency that is located in Busoga sub-region in the district of Buyende.
These articles, concerning the colours this man Magogo has changed to, are going to be numerous. You are therefore warned against making conclusions before we reach where we are heading. Stand warned.
My contacts near the youthful MP-elect are now ready. I am ready too. They will keep updating me about developments at Mengo and back in Busoga in the constituency where Magogo, like other MPs going to enter the parliamentary building as legislators for their first time, is loved and revered.
We shall not depend alone on what gossip writers in newspapers are talking, about this man Magogo. Expect real facts about now fast-falling sports man, Magogo. He is a strategist who rarely gets glittering things before working for them. You should know.
His old boys at Namilyango College and Jinja College have revealed to me that Magogo usually bragged that he would lead them, as they followed, one day.
Some respected analysts I contacted in Busoga while gathering the needed information to compile the stories to make a series told me that Magogo’s close friends have revealed to them that his intention is to one day lead Uganda.
We don’t know what The cranes players in Blantyre on 29 March, 2021 consumed to sink the very ambitious man Magogo.
Magogo loved Uganda cranes almost more than the life he owned. Moses Magogo achieved even what the extremely moneyed Lawrence Mulindwa failed to achieve, during his almost two terms in office. Magogo is a film star. He is sinking, almost drowning, but wait a bit. There is part two. Magogo will defeat his enemies.
Looking at what his mentor Lawrence Mulindwa was yearning to do in spite of the countless enemies available to fight and defeat him, Moses Magogo worked harder (on very many occasions asking journalists to hold his hand on his way to power). He finally ascended to the throne in Mengo in August 2013.
His priority number one was to fight until our national football team, The cranes, made it to Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time in more than thirty-five years. He promised and delivered.
We were among the participants in the 2017 AFCON.
We, on 29 March, 2021 lost to Malawi in Blantyre and missed participating in next year’s AFCON tournament in Cameroon. What happened? Our reliable information sources are about to divulge to us something.
Did money exchange hands across The cranes camp in Malawi? We are still investigating. We shall know why Magogo, having climbed very huge mountains since he was elected FUFA president in 2013, now failed to overcome a small ant-hill this time around.
Before you call Moses Magogo a man who does things before preparing well, think again. Moses Magogo is a Musoga from Buyende yet he speaks Luganda better than very many Baganda even in our news room here.
We should investigate and know why Moses Magogo parents and care takers chose to take Magogo to Jinja College School, a powerful school in Busoga and Namilyango College, an extra-ordinary school in Buganda. Magogo acquired his primary school education at a little-known school in Busoga called Kagulu Primary School. No wonder this young man in his mid-forties has achieved what very many ministers in this country, who are now in their eighties, have never got time and courage to achieve.
Despite the rotten eggs and insults hurled at him at the moment, it should be noted that historians will write that Magogo was the FUFA president when Uganda qualified for AFCON after unsuccessfully trying for more than 35 years.
The Magogo of 2013-2020 is very different from the Magogo of today. I trust my contacts near the right hand men of Magogo. It must be true that the enemies of football fighting Magogo might have gone on to infiltrate FUFA at Mengo when Magogo’s mind was away in Busoga thinking of how he could defeat Geoffrey Dhamuzungu in the NRM primaries and then during the January 14 general elections.
Of course one couldn’t concentrate on his enemies in football alone when back home, an incumbent MP Dhamuzungu, having been trounced by Magogo during primaries, chose to stand as an independent, to continue waging war.
Some of us were not surprised when Bobi Wine, a man with a lot of issues to address, recently rushed to social media and castigated innocent Moses Magogo and his FUFA because they had deleted indiscilpined Khalid Aucho’s name from the list of the squad that would play against resilient Burkina Faso on 24 March, 2021 and then, a few days later fearful Malawi, on 29 March, 2021.
My reliable information sources at Kamwokya say NUP’s Bobi Wine, guided by Moses Magogo’s enemy number one Allan Sewanyana, intentionally attacked Magogo, in a post he (Bobi wine) later deleted, to create more enemies for the NRM die-hard Moses Magogo.
Very many players in the Cranes squad that played Burkina Faso, and later travelled to Chichiri in Blantyre, are quite loyal to a certain opposition camp.
Has politics now climbed to the head of Moses Magogo? In our series to run at least three times a week, we are going to tell you the difference we see in the Magogo of about a decade ago and the Magogo the MP-elect of Budiope East constituency, in Busoga.