Govt Boosts Cranes’ World Cup Campaign with Ush 1Bn


President Museveni juggles the ball shortly after he hosted the Uganda Cranes and a delegation from FUFA in 2016.
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FUFA has received up to Ush 1 billion in financial support from the government toward the Uganda Cranes’ 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign.

The financial boost received on Wednesday follows a meeting chaired by the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, Minister of State for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi and other Ministry officials where FUFA presented a budget of Ush 1.3 billion before the Ghana match and Ush 900 million for the post match expenses.

The money will foot expenses for the matches against Egypt and Ghana including; players’ and coaches’ allowances, bonuses, air tickets, accommodation, practice match (Madagascar) and other related costs.

FUFA’s delegation led by President Eng. Moses Magogo, had 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza.

The First Lady emphasized the importance of Sport, and willingness of Government to finance excelling National teams and Athletes. She further appreciated the success registered by FUFA.

The Education and Sports Minister Museveni, however, called for long term planning from Sports Federations, NCS, the Department of Physical Education and the Ministry of Education and Sports so as to avoid adhoc interventions.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo hands over a Uganda Cranes portrait to President Museveni and the First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe State House in 2016.

She pledged to avail time to meet with sports federations and share experiences for the development of sports in the country.

President Museveni juggles the ball shortly after he hosted the Uganda Cranes and a delegation from FUFA in 2016.

“I am very excited that the Government Govt Boosts Cranes’ World Cup Campaign with Ush 1Bn

FUFA has received up to Ush 1 billion in financial support from the government toward the Uganda Cranes’ 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign.

The financial boost received on Wednesday follows a meeting chaired by the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, Minister of State for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi and other Ministry officials where FUFA presented a budget of Ush 1.3 billion before the Ghana match and Ush 900 million for the post match expenses.

The money will foot expenses for the matches against Egypt and Ghana including; players’ and coaches’ allowances, bonuses, air tickets, accommodation, practice match (Madagascar) and other related costs.

On the part of FUFA, the delegation was led by President Eng. Moses Magogo, had 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza.

The First Lady emphasized the importance of Sport, and willingness of Government to finance excelling National teams and Athletes. She further appreciated the success registered by FUFA.

Uganda Cranes in Northern Uganda recently

The Education and Sports Minister Museveni however called for long term planning from Sports Federations, NCS, the Department of Physical Education and the Ministry of Education and Sports so as to avoid adhoc interventions.

She pledged to avail time to meet with sports federations and share experiences for the development of sports in the country.

“I am very excited that the Government has answered our call for support to 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 sporting results,” said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.

FUFA President added; “I take the opportunity to thank the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Museveni for the magnanimity towards Uganda Cranes.”

He further hailed Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni and National Council for Sports for support and procedural guidance given by the the Ministry.

“I have been assured by the players and coaches that as always they will give their best for their country,” Magogo said.

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