KCCA FC patron, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has today dismissed the football club board that was appointed by the KCCA Executive Director recently.
Last month, Kampala Capital City Authority used their twitter handle to announce a new board for the team in which they appointed Martin Ssekajja as the new board chairman, replacing interim Aggrey Ashaba.
Ashaba had been instead made the assistant to Sekajja.
Lukwago has, however, appointed another board committee with Ssekaja as the chairman and Makindye mayor,Ali Nganda Kasirye Mulyanyama as the assistant.
Former acting chairman Aggrey Ashaba has been appointed as a fans representative on Lukwago’s board that also has members like club legend Tom Lwanga and former C.E.O David Tamale as the secretary.
In an exclusive interview with the Nile Post, Lukwago said that according to the law, the board by the authority is invalid noting that it is only him with powers to appoint one.
“The KCCA act together with section 17 of the local government act invest powers to appoint any board in the office of the Lord Mayor, with approval of council that’s the authority and that’s what I did,”Lukwago said.
“I made recommendations of people to be appointed for vetting purposes. The 10 man board we put in place headed by Martin Ssekajja assisted by His Worship Ali Nganda Kasirye Mulyanyama is the one which is lawful.”
Lukwago said he expects the Kampala Minister other KCCA officials to respect the new club board that he appointed.
According to the Kampala Lord Mayor, the new board will take the Kasasiro boys forward.
The mayor who doubles as KCCA FC patron further said the club’s recent poor performance can be attributed to what he termed as bad policies by the current administration citing the release of key players as a bad decision that has cost the club greatly.
“There are few policy matters at the club that we need to change. The policy of selling our stars must be revised because the club is being drained. After losing Patrick Kaddu and Timothy Awany among other star players, the team has performed badly, “Lukwago said.
“It’s good to open doors for them to shine and pursue their careers elsewhere but we shouldn’t open the floodgates like it is with our policy right now. We need to strike a balance. As we let our players go for better opportunities, we also need to ensure that we build our capacity to continue as a formidable team.”
KCCA FC who have won the Uganda Premier League for 13 times including last year are currently seated a distant 7th position on the pile with 13 points and two losses in seven games played.
The Kasasiro boys were last week ejected from the CAF Confederations Cup after falling 4-1 to Algeria’s Paradou.
They had earlier been eliminated from the CAF Champions League at their own fortress at Lugogo by Angola’s Petro du Luanda.