Magogo finally can smile as his cry to the government about financial support of the national football team has been answered in a great percentage.
Reports from the FUFA website this evening states that the federation presented a budget of 1.3 billion Uganda shillings but the government was able to give 1 billion towards the Uganda Cranes 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaigns.
“I am very excited that the Government has answered our call for the support to the Uganda Cranes and this cash will clear amongst others the bonuses and allowances for the players and coaches. This is the kind of motivation that will influence the sporting results” Said Magogo.
Magogo also extended his gratitude to the president and the first lady for their generosity towards the cranes. In his words this is what he had to say:
“I take the opportunity to thank H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for the magnanimity towards the Uganda Cranes. I further thank the Hon Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni for the support and procedural guidance, the Hon Minister of State for Sports Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, the Ministry of Education and Sports staff, the NCS and all other persons their efforts”
The cash was given during a meeting chaired by the Minister of Education and Sports Mr.s Janet Museveni and attended by State Minister for Sports Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, other ministry officials and NCS where the federation presented their budget with reasons such as player and coach allowances, bonuses, air tickets, accommodation, practice match against Madagascar and other costs.
On the federation side, a representative crew consisted of the President Eng. Moses Magogo, the first Vice President Justus Mugisha, C.E.O Edgar Watson and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza.
Magogo also revealed that he got assurance from the players and coaches that as always they will give their best for their country. Given the financial availability, Magogo is confident the cranes can go further than before as he attributed part of the previous victory against Togo in 2016 and the draw against Ghana away in Tamale to the government’s financial help.