The Government of Uganda through the National Council of Sports (NCS) under the Ministry of Sports and Education recognised the top performing Sports federations in the 2018 calendar year.
The recognition was made on Tuesday evening during an end of year awards convention-cum-dinner held at the MTN Indoor Arena, Lugogo for NCS with all the over 45 sports federations in the country.
Eight federations were recognized for their excellent work and tremendous efforts for their results delivered throughout the year 2018.
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Uganda Netball Federation (UNF), Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), Uganda Rugby Union (URU), Uganda Woodball Federation(UWbF), Association Of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) and Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) were all recognised for the outstanding performances in the closing year.
Chairman of the National Council of Sports Bosco Onyik called upon all the sports federations to prepare adequately since they manage sporting affairs directly with the players. He also hinted of the new sporting federations added to the already swelling list in the year 2018.
Several employees of the National Council of Sports were also appreciated with cash prize worth 500,000 each and plaques.
Speaking on behalf of all the sports federations in the country, Eng. Magogo appreciated the Government for the continued support to sports development and mainly financially.
He also hinted on the desire to perform well since the platform to compete on the international scene has been created before he highlighted the challenges faced by the respective sports federations and associations.
Hon. Bakabulindi thanked the efforts of Sports federations in their respective roles to promote sports in the country. He vowed to continue lobbying for their improved facilitation as the New Year comes knocking.
FUFA has had a wonderful year 2018 where the Uganda Cranes Qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, Uganda U-17 National team (Cubs) made it to the AFCON U-17 Finals for the first time. KCCA FC also became the first Ugandan club to reach the Group stages of the CAF Champions League.
The Uganda Women National team took part in the CECAFA Women Championship in Rwanda and COSAFA in South African finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.