The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed the allocation of FIFA COVID-19 relief funds towards Women football clubs.
The development comes after the World football governing body, FIFA, released USD 500,000 specifically directed towards the development and continuity of women’s football after the outbreak of COVID-19.
The USD 500,000 is part of the $1.5M provided by FIFA as financial assistance to each of its 211 members to a bid to help in the continuity of football after the outbreak of the global pandemic.
“FUFA has received the FIFA Grant of USD 500,000 that was allocated through the COVID-19 Relief plan for development of Women football,” confirmed FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson.
It is upon this background that FUFA has approved a total of Shs. 735M to be paid directly to the clubs starting Friday, 30th October 2020.
Each of the teams in the top tier League (FUFA Women Super League) will receive Shs. 40M. The FUFA Women Super League will have ten teams next season hence they will get a total of Shs. 400M.
The 12 teams playing in the FUFA Women Elite League (2nd division) will get Shs. 15M each bringing the total to Shs. 180M while the 50 teams playing in the Regional Leagues will get Shs. 3M each (150M in total).
FUFA also allocated Shs. 5M to the five teams featuring in the Women Beach Soccer League with each getting one million shillings.