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Cranes players to earn Shs1m every month

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Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Engineer Moses Magogo held a press conference today afternoon at Mengo, Kampala, the first conference since the return of the Cranes team from the CHAN tournament in Morocco.

During the conference Magogo was joined by Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre, the federation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson and FUFA communications manager Ahmed Hussein.

“I thank the Uganda Cranes players and coach Sebastien Desabre and the technical team for representing us at CHAN,” he said, adding that fifty Cranes players will each start receiving salary of one million Ugandan shillings every month.

The funds will come from the new released government supplementary budget of Shs4.3bn for football plus the money received from CAF for participation in the CHAN tournament.

Ali Mwebe, the new director of football development

Meanwhile, Ali Mwebe has been appointed the new Football Development Director and will be assisted by Bashir Mutyaba.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson confirmed the appointment during the press conference.

Mwebe replaces Asuman Lubowa who retired from his position after nine years of service.

The Federation will also organise another football symposium on March 10 targeting the technical development of the game in the country.

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