Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Eng. Moses Magogo has called upon the government to fully financially support the national team, the Cranes after their long international trip.
When Magogo didn’t publically seek government support as the national team prepared to fly away for their engagements in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, many thought that the federation boss who is seeking reelection for another term in office had deep pockets but that may not be the case.
“It is exactly 12 days since we left the country for Cape Verde. We played three matches against Ethiopia, Senegal and Cape Verde,” Magogo said at a press conference upon the team’s return from Cape Verde as quoted on the federation’s website.
“I salute the performance of the players for the discipline and hard-work. It is not easy to keep away for that long in such conditions and you still deliver positive results. I thank the FUFA Executive and Secretariat for the necessary support. I continue to call upon the Government for financial support towards the Uganda Cranes,” he added.
“We need to be included on the national budget like it is done elsewhere in Africa. Our winning away to Cape Verde should only make us prepare better ahead of future engagements.’
Uganda shared the spoils with Ethiopia and Senegal in two goalless draws in their international friendlies prior to beating Cape Verde by 1-0 thanks to Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s efforts in the road to Cameroon 2019.