By Sekka Bagenda
Their chairman is the new attorney general of this country, that president Museveni whole-heartedly chose.
Mr Museveni has aged thoroughly and the older he grows, I found out, the wiser he (Museveni) becomes.
Kiryowa Kiwanuka, born in the seventies, saw Express Football somewhere at the top, of the ladder of success, before he grew.
His grand father, Jolly Joe Kiwanuka founded this Express Football Club that later became the most loved Football Club in Uganda.
His father Jimmy Mugambe Kiwanuka once chaired this club Express FC. This young man Kiryowa Kiwanuka must be the real savior that Express has been seeking for years.
I last season saw football fans of other Football Clubs completely staying away from stadia.
Express fans feared not. They always swarmed stadiums across the country to cheer their determined and hugely talented young footballers.
I knew Magogo would never be happy until Express soldiered back to the glorious days when winning trophies was a must.
Express FC are last season’s champions. FUFA should be happy. It was not purely luck as some pundits, including me, have said. Express worked.
Express recruited some of the most ambitious and talented football players in the country.
Their CEO Isaac Mwesigwa is a man who, on several occasions, backed his very many words with action.
The club legends at Express, helping Wasswa Bbosa, are also an inspiration to the young players there.
FUFA will now value Ex-internationals in this poor country. They have learnt from Express Football Club.
Other football clubs in Uganda including Vipers SC, owned by former FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa, should humble themselves and know that a lot should be learnt from Express.
It is not easy to succeed. Vipers must know. Express won trophies and, won people’s hearts too. Vipers wins football matches. Its glittering St Mary’s Stadium at Kitende is ever empty. Lesson!
They (Express) are in Dar es Salam participating in the CECAFA Kagame Cup. I will not be surprised if they (Express) take that trophy too.
Mulindwa and Magogo, when they together came in 2005 to steer the beautiful game to great heights at FUFA in Mengo, thought, in order to attract fans back to stadia, they had to hit and cripple VEK clubs. They failed, completely. Express is alive.
Express at CECAFA now has brought the very excitement in the football sector that we had missed for decades.
There was no reason why Magogo tried for years to suffocate a big club, Express, with a foundation built with concrete for decades by Jolly Joe Kiwanuka, Jimmy Mugambe Kiwanuka, Prince Nakibinge, Sam Kiwanuka, Godfrey Kirumira, Kavuma Kabenge, Hassan Bulwadda, Nakiwala Kiyingi, other great football administrators in the country, and by its loyal football fans.
MP Magogo has now realised that Express had to be dug out of the grave it had been buried for almost a decade by football managers at FUFA in Mengo.
Let Express FC be big Magogo and FUFA. Then you people will get the fame and the money you people now greedily seek.
VEK clubs are important FUFA.