An old school adage is famously recited; ‘A Journey of 1000 miles starts with that vital single step

Federation of Uganda Football Associations’ positive relations with the foreign emissaries and partners started on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 as the partnership pact with the Korea Republic and Korea Football Association was sealed.

The partnership started on a rather a positive note when 200 balls from the Korea Football Association (KFA) were handled over at the Cathedral grounds, Namirembe, a few metres from the home of football in Uganda, FUFA.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo received the balls on behalf of the federation from the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uganda Park Jong – Dae.

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Kim II- hoon also attended the event with FUFA VP Justus Mugisha, other FUFA Executive committee members, staff and the media.

The balls were distributed 41 teams; of which 16 are the clubs that play in the national elite women league, 16 others in the U-17 boys’ junior league (owned by Azam Uganda Premier league clubs) and the other 8 in the clubs not playing in the league.

FUFA boss noted;

We are exploiting the areas of cooperation. FUFA is grateful with the Republic of Korea and the Korea Football Association (KFA).

The Korea Ambassador in Uganda, Park Sung Dae, a biological brother to Korea football icon Park Ji Sung, was excited as he handed over the package;

I am excited by the rise of football standards in Uganda as reflected in the latest FIFA rankings. We shall continue to support football development in Uganda.

The deal is believed to have been brokered by the Uganda Korea Cultural Friendship Association chairman, Jackson Ndawula, who was present at the function.

Magogo is set to meet the Korea Football Association president during FIFA’s elective assembly in Zurich, Switzerland come the 26th February 2016

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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