The Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has elected Godwin Kayangwe Arinaitwe as the Union president for the next four years.
Godwin edged Ivan Semuwembwa on 44 to 9 votes in the elections that took place during the Union’s annual general meeting at Noble View Hotel in Ntinda on Sunday evening.
He replaces Andrew Owor who has been the Union’s president since 2013.
Oscar Olaro was elected as the Vice President Technical, defeating Moses Umah and Leonard Were with 28 votes to 3 and 22 respectively.
Peter Magona will deputize Kayangwe as Vice Presidents in the commercial affairs.
In the other posts, Peter Odong was elected as the Secretary, Simon Mutama as the Treasurer, Age Grade Rep – Dorothy Nekesa, Women’s Rep – Regina Luyolo and Up Country Rep – Vian Matsiko.
The four year tenure for the new committee takes immediate effect and will end in 2023.
Uganda Rugby Union Executive Committee Elect (2019 – 2023)
President – Godwin Kayangwe
VP Tech – Oscar Olaro
VP commercial – Peter Magona
Hon. Secretary – Peter Odong
Hon. Treasurer – Simon Mutama
Age Grade Rep – Dorothy Nekesa
Women’s Rep – Regina Luyolo
Up Country Rep – Vian Matsiko