The Uganda Cranes and football in general have been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the growing financial support towards the sports sector by government.
With a supplementary budget of one billion shillings made at the start of this year to facilitate the national team and cater for players and coaches welfare, the support continues to come through.
The President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has offered a chartered plane to the Cranes ahead of the return leg against Lesotho in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Cranes will host Lesotho Likuena on Saturday at Mandela National stadium before making the trip to Maseru for the return leg three days later.
While meeting the team on Sunday at State House, Museveni indicated that he has been following the performance of the team and thanked them for posting good results.
‘I have been following you of recent and I thank you for the performance but we need to work harder for better results. I have offered you a chartered plane to Lesotho and UGX 200M to help you get good results’ said President MusevenI as quoted by Fufa website.
On top of the chartered plane, the President also made a financial contribution of Ushs 200 million to cater for the team’s welfare.
Cranes captain Dennis Masinde Onyango lauded Museveni for the continued support and vowed that this will motivate the team to perform better.
” I thank the President for his continuous support towards the team. We really appreciate and promise better performance in the coming games.” said Onyango.
FUFA’s delegation to State House was led by 1st Vice President Jusus Mugisha,,CEO Edgar Watson and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza.
Uganda seeking to return to Africa Cup of Nations for the second successive edition still lead group L on four points ahead of Lesotho, Tanzania and Cape Verde.