FUFA Defend U-20 Team World Cup Withdraw

information pills sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Addressing journalists in a weekly press conference in Kampala on Wednesday, dosage Magogo explained that the tournament did not prove beneficial in terms of finances to the Football Federation.

“We withdrew the team from the 2014 Canada World Cup qualifiers not because we could not raise the Shs 200 million for the game against Ghana but it did not make technical and business sense to spend that amount for one hundred minutes with only 22 games involved,” Magogo stressed.

He observed that the Federation had spent over Shs 120 million for the South Sudan game with barely two weeks in office and noted that the return leg fetched Shs 600,000 in gate collections.

“Until we make women football more commercially appealing to the fans and consequently the corporate, we rather utilise the resources we have on activities that will provide more minutes and give more girls more chances to play the game as it takes root,” he added.

The FUFA President further noted that the line-up of activities during that time did not favour the flow of cash into the Federation treasury.


Magogo further cleared the air over allegations that he is not financially stable to manage the Federation as claimed by some factions in the media.

“No individual irrespective of how much money he holds can finance football. It’s actually criminal in the football developed world to spend personal monies on football,” he explained.

“I have heard stories of Magogo not having the money to finance FUFA activities. When did I say I have it? Football is supposed to generate its own income to run its activities.”

The FUFA President, therefore, revealed that he has offered his brains to appeal to government to undertake its contribution and noted that the talks are very promising.

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