Uganda: Shawn Mubiru – Former Villa CEO Appointed Professional Leagues’ Manager

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced the appointment of Shawn Mubiru as the new Professional Leagues’ Manager (PLM).

Mubiru’s appointment comes after he left his previous role as the Chief Executive Officer at SC Villa. He is expected to take up office on January 1, 2022, and will work under the FUFA Competitions Department.


The Professional Leagues’ Manager role is a new one that has been created by the Football Association to ‘oversee the growth of professional football’ in the country.


The role is geared towards overseeing the professional culture in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, StarTimes FUFA Big League and the FUFA Women Super League that are considered professional.

“In order to address the challenges and harness the opportunities, FUFA has recruited Mr Mubiru Shawn as the FUFA Professional Leagues’ Manager effective 1st January 2022,” FUFA explained in a statement.

“It is the objective of FUFA and its members to oversee the growth of professional football in Uganda,”

“FUFA has identified that there are opportunities and challenges within the dream to create a professional football industry in Uganda.”

The FUFA Professional Leagues are; Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League and FUFA Women Super League.”