The FUFA Finance director Decolas Kiiza has revealed that 7.5 billion shillings is needed to cater for the Uganda National team’s international engagements that kick off on 23rd May, 2015 when Uganda takes on Rwanda in Kigali in the Africa U-23 Championship.
Kiiza was addressing the media during the launch of the 2017 AFCON Campaign that will see Uganda play Burkina Faso, Comoros and Botswana.
FUFA is expected to raise the funds from gate collections, government, sponsorships and well wishers.
The breakdown of the budget will see FUFA allocate Shs.3.75bn on the 2017 AFCON campaign, Shs.600M on U-23, CHAN Qualifiers Shs. 1bn and Shs. 1.1bn on the two 2018 World cup qualifiers.
“We expect gate collections to raise Shs.1.4bn and sponsorships Shs.1.35bn,” revealed Kiiza.
Kiiza added that: “There will be a deficit of Shs.4.8bn. But we have already kicked off our mobilisation campaign to look for funds. We have contacted various stakeholders including government.”
Kiiza also said that there are plans to use a chartered plane to fly the Uganda Cranes when they play Burkina Faso with both teams set to face off twice in a space of nine days in March, 2016.
Kiiza further said that the charges for the forthcoming matches will be released after the International Match Organising Committee has held a meeting this week.