After the Uganda football national team, Cranes qualifying for the 2019 AFCON finals in Cameroon next year, FUFA have shown their appreciation to President Museveni for his tremendous support to the team both home and away.
The President was awarded with the highest of Honor in local football; an award presented to him by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo on Monday evening at State House Entebbe.
“We are here to present to you an award for your contribution and love for sports in the country. Your support has helped the sector to realise their potential. Every time you have extended support to the National senior team-Uganda Cranes, results have been achieved both home and away” said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.
The award called ‘The FUFA Goal’ is in honour of the President’s continuous support to sports development and in particular football.
“I congratulate all Ugandans, FUFA and the Uganda Cranes players for qualifying. I know you have not conceded a goal in this campaign but we play Tanzania in our last game. Tanzania is my other home but I do not want you to lose to them next year.” said Museveni.
The Minister of Education and Sports Hon Janet Museveni was also awarded in absentia with ‘The FUFA Ball’ honors for her role in developing the sector.
FUFA was headed by Eng. Moses Magogo. He was accompanied by Justus Mugisha (FUFA 1st VP), Darius Mugoye (FUFA 2nd VP), Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (FUFA 3rd VP), Executive Member Rogers Byamukama and Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu. Aitel Uganda was represented by their Chief Commercial Officer Amit Kapur and Ndiwalana Solomon.
The Cranes players were represented by Captain Denis Onyango, Faruku Miya, Ochaya Joseph and Muwanga Bernard.