The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has wound up the ‘Cameroon 2019 project’ they set and have now ushered another for the FIFA World Cup 2026 during the press conference at FUFA House in Mengo on Wednesday, 10th July 2019.
This press conference was graced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, flanked by the second Vice President Darius Mugoye as well as three FUFA Executive Committee members Ronnie Kalema, Rogers Byamukama and Hamid Juma.
Originally set five years ago in 2014, the AFCON 2019 project placed the bar upon which the federation targeted and geared all its energies towards the accomplishment of Project Cameroon 2019.
The Uganda Cranes qualified for the AFCON finals hosted by Gabon in 2017, but the prime target remained qualification for AFCON 2019 which was eventually achieved as well as reaching the knockout stage for the time since 1978.
Now FUFA has set it eyes on the FIFA World Cup 2026 that will be hosted jointly by Canada, Mexico and USA.
“Today marks the end of the Project Cameroon project that we launched on 24th November 2014. It has been a realistic project with many positives and definitely crucial learning experiences. We are also launching the FIFA World Cup 2026 Project.” Eng. Moses Magogo said in the press conference.
The Fufa president also promised that the team will continue competing in the continental tournaments between now and 2026.
“We shall remain competing in the qualifiers for all the Junior and senior team competitions in between as we prepare the team for the set goal. To be more specific, we are looking at CHAN 2020, 2022, 2024 and 2026, AFCON 2021, 2023 and 2025.” Magogo added.
Eng. Magogo in a special way appreciated the different stakeholders who have worked as a unit to help achieve the set targets collectively.
In particular, he also lauded the President of the Republic of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, First Lady Mama Janet Museveni, the Government of Uganda for the financial and moral support, FUFA Executive, FUFA Delegates, Clubs, Sponsors and partners, FUFA administration, Media and the gallant fans.g