Henry Mayeku is new CEO of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club, the tax collectors have confirmed.
In a statement released by the club on Tuesday, Mayeku signed a one-year renewable contract.
“We warmly welcome Henry (Mayeku) and believe that he has the necessary experience to lead the club to greater heights,” read the release in part.
“The choice of the final successful candidate was arrived at after a lengthy but well-executed recruitment process where over 40 applicants expressed interest in the job that entails the day-to-day running of the club affairs.
“The short-list had Bridget Nakayenga, who has been acting CEO at the same club since the expiry of the contract for Ivan Kakembo, Hamza Jjunju (former CEO at Express), and Edward Kulubya, a former CEO at URA FC.”
Mayeku has been serving the authority as a financial officer since June 2005 to-date.
He has also once been a general secretary for the club.
“URA FC is a club everyone would dream to work with,” said Mayeku in his acceptance note.
“I am so happy to come back and associate with a place I call home. I promise to bring professionalism, experience and interpersonal skills which I believe will take back URA FC to the top where it is supposed to be,” he added.
URA finished the 2019-20 season in fifth place with 40 points. That is one of the statistics Mayeku will have to work with the coaching team to improve in the upcoming campaign.