Local football governing body Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) is set to receive a financial boost of $200,000 (about Shs752m) from the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) as part of the confederation’s COVID-19 pandemic relief package.
A total of $10.8 million (about Shs38 billion) will be transferred to the 54 member associations on the continent as part of a relief plan to ease the financial burden on the African football community during these unprecedented times.
”Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African member associations have suspended all domestic competitions, which has brought about huge financial burdens on their shoulders. CAF has thus decided to waive the eligibility requirements to access the annual grants, so all member associations can benefit during this difficult period,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
A month ago, FIFA said each of its 211 member associations that include FUFA would receive $500,000 (about Shs1.9 billion) as COVID-19 relief package, and so they did.