It should be remembered that very many of politicians and sports lovers who took our advice for granted are today down and they will continue sinking, as long as they insist on remaining adamant and swollen-headed.
We are here to teach, to entertain and inform. The lives of those we have taught have changed. Perhaps it is time for us to search thoroughly in the house of sports in the country and know what really has, again, gone wrong.
It is embarrassing to mention to a knowledgeable and informed pundit that the Cranes, our national football team, overcame storms on seas and oceans but now has drowned in a small man-made lake with even no waves on it. Can you believe it!
Uganda was grouped together with totally unfocused South Sudan, struggling Malawi and a bit hardworking Burkina Faso to compete and two teams from the four-team log would then qualify to play in the biggest football tournament on the continent (AFCON) next year, in Cameroon.
I am glad. I am today communicating to people who know the game of football in and out. Thanks to the English Premier League that opened our eyes. We began to demand for our freedom.
I am sure the Uganda Premier League that resumed yesterday (March 31, 2021) will continue to be as competitive as it where in the first round.
I like it when Magogo uses his social media platforms to praise football administrators at club level. He recently put it that the Express Football Club CEO (Isaac Mwesigwa) was an incredibly empowered football administrator. It is indeed true and it is the reason why Express FC now (at the time of writing this article) third on the fifteen-team log of the Uganda Premier League.
Politicians are funny. Magogo knows where he got the game of football in the country in 2013 when he was overwhelmingly voted FUFA president. Hooliganism was the order of the day in stadium stands in Uganda.
Sports Club Villa, KCCA Football Club and Express Football Club had dominated the entire game for decades. I am among the most loyal fans of one of the above mentioned clubs but I must inform you today.
Before Mulindwa or Magogo came to place fresh palms on the sector of the game of football in the country, we the fans of the (Football Clubs) above I think on very many occasions forced match officials to officiate the way they did, to enable of our then hugely influential clubs win matches.
Brian Miiro Nsubuga one of the best centre referees this country has had in decades, who is also a Sports Scientist, one day told me as we chatted for long that he feared Express Football Club fans would hurl stones at him if that team (Express) never won the matches he officiated.
The Magogo of about six years ago was so strict and he would not tolerate this nonsense and lenience exhibited by some referees officiating in the now ongoing Uganda Premier League. We are right to say that the Magogo, a politician and an MP now, is totally a photo copy of the Magogo who fought and defeated his enemies to make sure Uganda qualified for prestigious AFCON tournament for the first time in 38 years. See this one.
Lawrence Mulindwa had money but he refused to put all his eggs in one basket to watch the basket. Unlike Moses Magogo whose other businesses are not widely-known, Mulindwa was serving two or so masters at ago. Mulindwa had a school in Kitende.
The school was then among the best performing schools in the country. Good at both academics and sports. He (Mulindwa) beat ageing Rwanika to become FUFA president in 2005, inheriting a federation running a rotten game of football where fans even beat each other during crucial games.
Football players were famous but were as poor as mice in churches. Corruption was the order of the day in Uganda here in the sector of football. Super League club chairmen rarely paid football players they forced to hustle.
We could swarm stadiums and filled them to capacity but a cranes player when met in the streets was among the shabbiest. There was no hope before Mulindwa.
Mulindwa should be regarded as the leader of the revolution that eventually unshackled the game of football in the country but, it should be noted, Mulindwa had not time. There is a young man who had closely worked with him for years. Magogo was shown by Lawrence the whole secret.
It would a disappointment and totally unfair if Magogo in 2016 failed to see the real way we could take to squeeze our way to AFCON for the first time in almost four decades.
I was shocked when Moses Magogo, in the middle of the struggle to Cameroon, now showed interest in a political seat back home in Buyende. I was left perplexed when I heard that he would compete against hugely political and once very poor Geoffrey Dhamuzungu.
Magogo had to work hard to defeat courageous Geoffrey Dhamuzungu, the incumbent MP of Budiope East constituency. He (Magogo) ignored his enemies in football and concentrated on the Dhamuzungus away in Busoga.
I knew it in me that it would be an uphill task for us to remain on the real track that Magogo and Lawrence Mulindwa had discovered more than a decade ago. Here is your Magogo now. It is perhaps what he wanted, for us to be dumped in the sea by Malawi so that he (Magogo) may call parliament and politics his next real home.
These series of articles are going to teach you a lot. You will know the real reasons why once hugely followed people today trot along Kampala streets and almost no one notices them. You will know how and why Moses Magogo is changing on a daily basis. Stick around….