Uganda Cranes receive sh1b World Cup qualifier boost

Uganda Cranes receive sh1b World Cup qualifier boost


By Kampala Sun writer

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

The money 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 Sh1.3 billion before the Ghana match and Sh 900m for the post-match expenses.

President Museveni juggles a ball at State House in 2016 when he met the Uganda Cranes

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.

“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.
The Cranes however lost their warm up game against Madagascar by 2-1 at the Star Times Stadium on Wednesday.