The government of tUganda will embark on paying national team footballers monthly salary after all negotiations have been finalized.
This was revealed by Fufa President Eng. Moses Magogo during the Federation’s weekly press conference in Mengo on Wednesday.
Magogo stated that the government already approved a plan to start paying national team footballers monthly retainer salary raising from the Shs 4.3 billion supplementary budget that was passed late last year.
“We are privileged to announce that government has allowed to start paying 50 national team players a monthly salary of one million shillings for six months, raising money from the supplementary budget that was passed towards sports,” he said.
The FUFA boss also indicated the plan is expected to be carried on in the future already with negotiations to include the salary scheme into the next financial year budget (2018/19).
“Besides the six months, we are already in negotiations with Ministry of Education and Sports plus Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to have the salary retainer scheme included in next year’s financial budget,” Magogo added.
Magogo confirmed that the money has already been remitted to National Council of Sports and Ministry of Education and Sports.
The criteria for choosing the 50 players will entirely depend on the head coach, according to the teams summoned.
Of the 50 players, 25 will be open age, 15 will be below 23 years while the other ten will be for players under the age of 20.
In the same breath, the salary for the head coach up to June has already been covered under the same scheme