LOCAL soccer governing body, FUFA, needs sh7.5bn ahead of a busy international football schedule.
With the Under-23 side hosting Rwanda on Saturday May 23, 2015 for the first leg and the reverse fixture a fortnight later in Kigali.
The home based players’ visit Tanzania in the first round and, first leg of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers in Dar es Salaam on June 20, and the return leg is on July 4, at Mandela National stadium, Namboole.
While the senior side, Uganda Cranes play their first group game of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers on June 13, 2015 against Botswana at Namboole.
“From the Finance department, Shs7.5billion is needed for the three qualifying campaigns” said Decolas Kizza, the FUFA Finance Director.
Before adding, “The budget proposal to government was done and sent; now we call upon all leading corporates and individual fans to come on board”.
Meanwhile FUFA have also secured a friendly match against West Africa side Gambia on 9th June before the Cranes’ first 2017 AFCON qualifier game on 13th June against Botswana at Namboole stadium.
Uganda Cranes were drawn in Group D against 2013 finalists Burkina Faso, Botswana and the Comoros for the continent’s football ultimate showpiece that will take place in Gabon.
The group winners and two best second placed teams join hosts, Gabon for the final tournament.