Former Sports Club Villa executive Ivan Kakembo was over the weekend named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club (URA FC).
The founder and country director at Uganda Youth Soccer Academy beat four other candidates to the position before signing a one-year renewable contract with the Tax Collectors.
In a statement during his unveiling at the URA headquarters in Nakawa on Sunday, Kakembo said;
“I am so happy to join URA Football Club and being under URA as an institution is a great honor. I am so confident because I come here with great expertise in football management both locally and internationally which I believe will give us as a club an edge in Ugandan football today. I expect to lobby for the club’s growth and also deliver a new brand of URA FC to ensure the success of the club is unmatched. FUFA president Moses Magogo always tells me that when you serve football, your contributions are always noticed!!!
“I would like to thank the management of URA football club for choosing me to serve football as their new club CEO a position I feel I have all the needed expertise to steer the club to the next level in the mighty name and also to my wife and kids for the support and letting me share my time with football, Federation of Uganda Football Associations for all the football education and my boss MMJ Ben Immanuel Misagga for empowering me and all his support to my service in football, Ali ssekatawa for the mentor-ship and my entire family and all members of the fourth Estate your dear to me, One team One Dream.”
Kakembo, who has in recent times worked with Nyamityobora FC replaces Edward Kulubya. Kulubya resigned from the position before Bridget Nakayenga took over in an interim capacity.
On the same day, the four-time Uganda Premier League champions also announced a partnership with St Catherine Hospital as the medical partners.
“We are glad to be part of this great team. We believe that when the team is healthy, then the results will be good too,” Lawrence Omuntu, the hospital Public Relations Officers remarked.