The push-and-pull fight between the Uganda Boxing Federation and Fufa over the sports from the government isn’t about to end.
The latest in the line has seen boxing boss Moses Muhangi taking a swipe at Fufa and the Uganda Cranes following their poor performance in the Cosafa cup.
Uganda travelled to South Africa for the games as invited guests. The team was given a bye to the quarterfinals which they lost in penalties.
A second chance to redeem self was dealt a blow after losing the Plate semifinal to South Africa, again in shootouts.
The boxing boss says that Uganda Cranes doesn’t deserve the heavy funding from government since they have nothing to show about.
“The Uganda Cranes have again performed poorly against sides that are ranked low,” Muhangi analyzed.
“Despite all the money given to Fufa by government, there is nothing substantial to boast of. You can see from their performance in South Africa,” he added.
Muhangi has been at loggerheads with the National Council of Sports for giving Fufa a bigger chunk of the sports fund at the expense of other federations and association, in what he terms, “injustices”.
He recently called off the national boxing team, Bombers, training due to lack of funds.
The team was readying for the All Africa Games in Morocco in August.
Fufa gets to a tune of Shs 4.5 Billion from the government on top of other funders and sponsors.