Uganda officials for key roles in CAF Africa Cup of Nations

Uganda officials for key roles in CAF Africa Cup of Nations

By Emmanuel Sekago

Ugandans will be missing to watch Cranes competing in TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023, but they are blessed to have four officials playing key roles at the competition.

The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 will officially  kick off tomorrow, Saturday, January 13th, 2024 in Cote d’Ivoire, with Five cities hosting  52 matches as action takes place in six stadiums which include ; the Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe, Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Peace Stadium, Stadium of Korhogo, Laurent Pokou Stadium, and Charles Konan Banny Stadium.

Fufa communication Director Ahmed-Hussein
Fufa communication Director Ahmed-Hussein

Twenty four teams will be tussling it out including Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) representatives Tanzania.

Off the pitch the Federation of Uganda football associations (FUFA) four officials are among the CECAFA Zone 15 officials who are part of the CAF delegation tasked to carry out different duties when Africa’s biggest football showpiece takes center stage tomorrow, January 13th to February 11th, 2024.

Leila Nankya

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Technical Director Michael Amenga  will be part of the Technical Study Group (TSG), Hussein Ahmed the FUFA communication director alongside Usher Komugisha will be in AFCON communication department and Leila Nankya for protocal.

Usher Komugisha

Meanwhile, Ali Ahmed from Somalia who is also head of refereeing in CECAFA together with Jean Claude (Burundi), Hussein Ali (Djibouti) and Tesfanesh Wareta Hailu (Ethiopia) are part of the Referees Committee.

CECAFA Zone Officials picked for AFCON
Protocal; Leila Nankya (Uganda), Hadja Kayishakire (Rwanda) and Veronica Lusichi (Kenya),  Linda Lukalo (Kenya) – Guest Management and Jane Njoki – (Kenya)-Legal.

Hussien Ahmed (Uganda) and  Usher Komugisha (Uganda) – Communication
Edgar Watson (Uganda) and Amenga Micheal (Kenya) -Technical Study Group
Aaron Mwinula (Tanzania) – Commercial
Jean Claude (Burundi), Ali Ahmed (Somalia), Hussein Ali (Djibouti) and Tesfanesh Wareta Hailu (Ethiopia) – Referee committee
Yacoub Ali (Djibouti) – Match Commissioner

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