FUFA communications head, Ahmed Hussein and the FUFA President Moses Magogo
L-R: Edgar Watson, Moses Magogo and Decolas Kiiza in Djibouti Credit: FUFA

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is among the 13 CECAFA member nations attending the FIFA Forward Programme (FFP) workshop currently taking place in the horn of Africa nation, Djibouti.

FUFA’s delegation of three led by the president Moses Magogo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza traveled to Djibouti for that the FIFA Forward Programme Workshop organized specifically for the CECAFA region Member Associations (MAs)

The workshop is aimed at taking through all Member Associations on how to access, manage and put to positive productivity of the available funds for various but approved football activities under FIFA’s new programme (FFP).

Uganda is among the country that receives the $ 750,000 per year meant for football projects as identified by the respective member associations on top of the additional $ 500,000 per year for meeting running costs of the federation in the areas of administration and governance.

Magogo, as quoted by the FUFA website believes the workshop will be beneficial to FUFA since they have already identified the key areas that require priority address.

It is a valuable workshop and will guide us on how we shall execute our work. We have already identified priority areas that were presented to the Assembly in Luweero in October this year.

The 5 year strategic plan of its kind at FUFA was presented to the Assembly in Luweero and will be supported by the grants we shall receive from FIFA’

We aim to improve the impact and efficiency of our investment in development, achieving better and more sustainable results so that football can thrive everywhere.

The FFP caters for specific needs and challenges as identified and presented to FIFA by each association. FIFA gives each Member Association support extending beyond finances so as they can get the best results on the priority areas picked out.

Meanwhile, the world football governing body has already indicated they will increase the financial support  to member associations.

Increased finances from FIFA:

FIFA will increase its financial support towards Member Associations and football development to 5 million USD per four-year cycle for from 1.6 million dollars.

Relatedly, the head of communications department at FUFA, Ahmed Hussein is in Cameroon for a CAF capacity building workshop.

Hussein left the country on Friday night having been part of the keen followers at the Sseninde Women Development Cup that took place at Villa Park in Nsambya, Kampala.

He is expected to return by Friday.

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

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