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Uganda Cranes Should Be Funded By Govt – Magogo

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FUFA president Magogo (second from right) speaking to thd press today morning at FUFA house in Mengo

As it was confirmed recently that Sredejovic Micho Milutin terminated his contract due to unpaid wages, there has been need for the Federation of Uganda Football Association to clear the air on such matters.

In a press conference held today morning at FUFA house in Mengo to address the media on the way forward for the Uganda cranes, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo called on the government to help fund the National team in some areas.

“We were named the National team of the year on the African continent, we played in the African Cup of Nations, we are now second in the World cup qualifying group, we have really raised the bar, but we can’t do that consistently without a proper funding from the government.”

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Magogo went further to suggest that if everyone feels that love for the national team and also see that it is the pride of this country then the government should support the development of the team.

“If we feel it’s the symbol of unity and promotion of patriotism in this country, then I guess it qualifies to earn and be spent on by the government,” he said.

“We must look elsewhere and see how things are done. In most of other nations, the government pays the national team. So, the Uganda Cranes team should be funded by our government as it was done in the 80s.”

However, he said that the Federation is now in advanced discussions with the government to see if the new national team coach to be appointed will be paid by them.

The Fufa President further noted that Uganda is now in the leagues of Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria and Zambia, so they need external funding to stay at the top.

He also clarified that Uganda cranes players earn not less than Shs10m for each international game, “and they receive it.”

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