Uganda federation thankful to FIFA for relief funds

Uganda federation thankful to FIFA for relief funds

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jun 27, 2020. 12:00

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has expressed its thanks to FIFA after the world governing body approved a relief fund of US$1.5million to combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA has allocated a total of US$1.5billion to be donated around the world in response to Covid-19, which has seen many leagues and international football disrupted indefinitely.

Uganda certainly falls into this category, with their 2019-20 Premier League season halted in March before a cancellation was confirmed in May, with the next campaign only set to begin in October.

The funds provided by FIFA will go a long way in “supporting football to manage the current and post Covid-19 effects to the game in Uganda so that football can return and get better” according to a statement from FUFA.

It adds, “In the immediate while, FUFA Executive Committee is going to convene an online Extra Ordinary General Assembly for discussion of these matters so that the funds are available and allocated to beneficiaries.”

Ahmed Hussein, FUFA spokesperson said, “Just like the FUFA President mentioned on various media platforms and while meeting various stakeholders, FIFA was preparing an intervention.

“We are glad it was approved and also been vindicated. On behalf of the Uganda football community, we wish to thank FIFA for supporting World Football and we will ensure that these funds are utilised in accordance with the rules and the objectives for which they are sent.”

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