Inside Uganda Cranes dressing rooms prior to a 2017 AFCON qualifier at Francistown Sports Complex in Botswana Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] The Uganda Cranes jersey used in Gabon Credit: FUFA Media

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has launched a new campaign to search for a new design for the Uganda Cranes jerseys.

The campaign was officially announced by the Federation boss, Moses Magogo on Wednesday at the weekly press conference held at Mengo in Kampala.

There is a Shs5M cash reward to the individual who comes up with the best design.

Quoted by the official federation website, Magogo who was flanked by the French Ambassador in Uganda H.E Stephanie Rivoal confirmed the development;

Like we communicated earlier, today is the occasion where the historic jersey that the Cranes used in the qualification campaign of 2015 and 2017 and in AFCON finals in Gabon will be retired as as away of honour.

 We open a campaign whereby for one month starting today  will be running for any Ugandan, or group of Ugandans or organisation that is interested in coming up with the new design.

Unlike previously where all the national teams have been using the same design, this time round the Uganda Cranes and Crested cranes jerseys will be different in design while the other  subsequent teams will also have another design but different shades.

The FUFA President Moses Magogo (Middle) poses with the other officials at the launch of the national team jersey campaign. Extreme right is The Ambasador Stephanie Rivoal (with Massa jersey) Credit: FUFA Media

Three categories:

Magogo also noted that the competition is open for three categories; Uganda Cranes (Men), Crested Cranes (Women) and the other subsequent national teams including the Sand Cranes (National Beach Soccer team), Futsal, Kobs (U23), Hippos (U20) and Cubs (U17).

Colours:

The jersey colors will  be predominantly red and  yellow for home games and predominantly white for away games.

The campaign will be open to the general public to submit their entries for a month starting today (22nd March 2017) to 22nd April.

Panel to select the best:

The overall winner will be announced by a panel set up by FUFA. He or she will walk away with a cash prize of 5 million Uganda shillings following the terms and conditions in place.

The winner will also watch Uganda Cranes games at home free for one year.

Before the official kick off of the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon, FUFA entered into a short term agreement with Errea sports kit manufacturers for the kits that were used.

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

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