For long, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has decried government’s lack of substantial financial support to the national football the team, the Uganda Cranes in its various campaigns.
Well, as it turns out, their plea didn’t fall on deaf ears having received financial aid worth One Billion Uganda Shillings on Wednesday evening from the Minister of Education & Sports cum first lady Mrs. Janet Kataha Museveni.
The development followed a meeting with Janet Museveni and local football governing body officials along with State Minister for Sports Hon. Charles Bakabulindi, Permanent secretary Alex Kakooza as well as officials from the National Council of Sports (NCS) during which FUFA table a budget of 1.3 Billion for the Cranes’ 2018 World Cup qualifier campaign.
To the meeting, FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo was in the company of first vice president Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Decolas Kizza, the finance director at FUFA. He (Magogo) welcome the financial support with both hands and expressed his gratitude saying;
“I am very excited that the Government has answered our call for the support to the Uganda Cranes and this cash will clear amongst others the bonuses and allowances for the players and coaches. This is the kind of motivation that will influence the sporting results,” a grateful Eng. Moses Magogo remarked.
He also added that;
“I take the opportunity to thank H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the magnanimity towards the Uganda Cranes. I further thank the Hon Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni for the support and procedural guidance, the Hon Minister of State for Sports Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, the Ministry of Education and Sports staff, the NCS and all other persons their efforts.”