• FUFA president expected to deliver his end of year address
  • Uganda Cranes reportedly in financial distress ahead of AFCON 2017

David Isabirye

Opinion: For prosperity of Uganda Cranes team on the continent at AFCON 2017, the team needs at worst two international build up matches. The head coach Milutin Sredejovic had originally planned for 5. Then, the opening two were scrapped off (Gabon and Libya) after scarce financial resources. Three games tentatively remained on the planned list (Tunisia, Slovakia and Cote D’Ivoire). At the moment, these three games are also on the wire because the Government’s promise of at least Ug.shs 4.38 billion is not forth-coming.
At this juncture, i call upon key stake holders (Corporate companies, national team sponsors and Government) to rescue the call. Uganda Cranes need the monies as soon as possible for early and great preparations.

David Isabirye

Summary from end of year speech by the FUFA President, Moses Magogo:

– Parliament giving recognition to Uganda Cranes and FUFA was also another bonus.

– FUFA Brand remains unparalleled in the whole country for the appeal to the general public

– Infrastracture: FUFA will develop the Kadiba Mengo and Lugazi facilities with the help of FIFA Grants

– Women Football: The Women Elite League is marking the 3rd edition. Hassles in the women player transfers have been eye catching, Increase in slots of women in position of authority in football leadership, Starting of the women FA Cup effective 2017, Uganda Crested Cranes played 6 international matches

– Beach Soccer: The league has continued to progress with success. Uganda’s FIFA Beach soccer officiated at the Finals of the 2016 CAF Beach soccer held in Lagos that was won by Senegal

David Isabirye

Summary from end of year speech by the FUFA President, Moses Magogo:
– Internal organization of clubs has helped the development of club football in the country and the fruits are vivid – improved quality on the field of play and attracting sponsorship.
He salutes Onduparaka Football Club among the new entrants.
– 2017 being a FUFA Elective year, all interested personnel should have a GPS in football (should have associated within football circles for atleast 7 years).
– On Uganda Cranes funding ahead of AFCON 2017 finals in Gabon, FUFA remains positive Government will respond in the affirmative.
– On FUFA Awards, the basis was reviving the awards. Mechanism of winning will be sorted

David Isabirye

“If the year 2015 was Golden for Uganda’s football, then 2016 has been Diamond” Moses Magogo, the FUFA President on the achievements of the year from the side of FUFA, the same year when Uganda Cranes qualified for AFCON for the first time in over 38 years.

David Isabirye

FUFA President, Moses Magogo wraps the year 2016: “If we are a plane, I would say we are now on the runway ready for takeoff”

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