Local football governing body, Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has received Shs4 billion from Government to boost the Uganda Cranes preparations ahead of the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt.
“We are glad to receive this timely support from Government as two National teams are already in camp preparing for international tournaments due next month,” said FUFA President Moses Magogo.
“I thank HE President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mama Janet Museveni, Ministry of Finance, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi, National Council of Sports and various Government organs for playing a key role in the release of the funds,” he added.
The Shs4b is the last installment of annual Shs9b that was allocated to the local football governing body for the Financial Year 2018/19.
Two Uganda Cranes Squads are currently in camp preparing for the AFCON Finals in Egypt and COSAFA Tournament in South Africa. The 2019 AFCON is now 28 days away and Uganda will open its journey against DR Congo.