Kadaga Demands Explanation on Cranes Bonus, Invites Team to Parliament

Speaker Kadaga showed support for the Cranes prior to the Comoros games.

The speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has revived the debate over national football team Shs33M per players winning bonus that had been promised by the local football federation, doctor Fufa if they beat Comoros to qualify for Afcon.

Kadaga was speaking during a motion by the shadow minister of Sports, approved Allan Sewanyana discussing the poor performance registered by the country in the recently concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil.

The motion was tabled by Hon Moses Kasibante in the absence of Ssewanyana.

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“I heard this rumor that the Cranes team members were promised to be given $10, 000 and were only given $1, 000 and am really concerned,” Kadaga noted.

“We demand that the Ministry of Education and Sports comes and explains to the house the where abouts of the pledge whether it was made by government or supporters,”

The speaker also revealed that there was a motion to invite the gallant Cranes soldiers who qualified for the continental finals for the first time since 1978 and also confirmed the date.

“Am aware of the motion seeking to pay tribute to the Cranes and we shall host them on them on Tuesday,” she confirmed.

The Cranes defeated Comoros by 1-0 courtesy of Farouk Miya’s 34th minute goal on Sunday 4th September to qualify as one of the two best runners ups after accumulating thirteen points.

Prior to the game, Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo had promised every player bonus to a total of $10,000 (approx Ugx 33M) if they qualify. However sources inside the Cranes setup revealed that Fufa informed the players that they will be paid at a later date and received part of their normal winning bonus.


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