Fufa asks chartered plane to fly Cranes to Burkina Faso


MAIN PHOTO: FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo (second from right) addresses the media at FUFA House on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 [PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA COMMUNICATIONS Department]

Ahead of the crucial up-coming AFCON 2017 Group D qualifiers for the Uganda Cranes against Burkina Faso, the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo has once again appealed to the Government for financial support for the chartered flight to Burkina Faso.

The FUFA President was addressing the media at the weekly press conference on Wednesday held at FUFA House in Mengo.

“We need Government support to charter a flight to Burkina Faso. Our first match on Saturday,26th March 2016 away in Ouagadougou,” Magogo said.

“Three days later, we shall be at Namboole for the return leg. We need a chartered flight to fully prepare for the two games. Our opponents have already booked a chartered flight to Kampala and their advance team in the country by now.”

He added: “From experience, all nations that qualify need the full assistance of their respective Governments. It is not only the effort from the players and their federations.”

He also lauded all the FUFA sponsors and partners and the Government for the previous support over the years.

FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kizza addressing the media at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kizza read to the media the full budget required to transport the team away to Burkina Faso, clearly outlining preparation expenses home and away.

“We need at least Ug.shs 1.5 Billion for preparations of the matches home and away against Burkina Faso.”

This includes the money meant for the air tickets of players who play professionally, chartered flight costs and players allowances.

At the same press conference, the FUFA President officially launched the campaign code named ‘Mujje Tulumbe’ campaign.

This campaign is intended to rally for support towards fully supporting the Uganda Cranes team.

The press conference was attended by Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredojevic, three national team players (Mathias Kigonya, Joseph Ochaya and Ibrahim Watenga), FUFA Executive Committee members present, Dennis Mbidde and Hamid Juma, FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kizza,  media members and several FUFA sponsors and partners’ representatives.

Remmy Kisakye and Noela Byuma represented Uganda Cranes’ main sponsors, Airtel Uganda and Pamela Abonyo on behalf of the National Insurance Corporation.

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