The sponsorship is in form 100 footballs which were handed over by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo to Buganda Sports ,Youth and Recreation Minister Owek. Henry Sekabembe at a the weekly FUFA press conference held on Wednesday morning at FUFA House, Mengo .
While handing over the balls, Eng. Magogo highlighted the historical relation of football in Uganda with Buganda Kingdom.
“Ugandan football has a long history with the Buganda Kingdom not forgetting that the first FUFA President in 1924 was Sekabaka Daudi Chwa II,” noted Eng. Moses Magogo.
Eng Magogo added that the historical participation of Buganda Kingdom in football needs to be mentioned in terms of playing, coaching and administration.
“People like Sekabaka Daudi Chwa, The late Pollycap Kakooza, Balamze Lwanga, Jaberi Bidandi Ssali , Lawrence Mulindwa are some the names I can mention from the endless list of Baganda who have contributed to the development of football in Uganda ‘ he added.
In reaction to the contribution, the Buganda Sports, Youth and Recreation Minister Owek. Sekabembe couldn’t hide his excitement for the visit at FUFA House in Mengo
“I am the first Buganda Minister to pay a visit at FUFA House’ said the Excited Henry Sekabembe.
He thanked FUFA for the contribution to the 2016 Masaza Cup and football in general.
Sekabembe further expressed the need to work together by all stakeholders to see the game of football moving to the top heights.
“Every one should accept and play his/her role if we want the game of football to be taken to another level ‘’ Said Owek. Sekabembe
In his conclusion he promised to work together with the Federation so as to keep that long time relationship and develop football in Uganda.
The Minister later paid a courtesy visit to 102.1 FUFA fm .
In relation to the above, FUFA is set to sign a memorandum of understating with the Buganda Kingdom which will contribute to the technical and administrative development of football in Kingdom and Uganda.
The Buganda Minister was accompanied by Adam Sematiko the Sports coordinator and Faridah Bongoley the Masaza Cup Media Co-ordinator.