FUFA Executive Committee has listened to the call by one of its Member Associations-Uganda Football Players’ Association (UFPA) to extend a helping hand to football icon Issa Sekatawa who is down with a broken leg.
At the FUFA weekly press conference held on Wednesday morning at FUFA House, FUFA announced its support towards the former Uganda Cranes striker.
‘Upon request by Uganda Football Players Association (UFPA), FUFA has offered to meet the Surgery expenses of 5m UGX for Isa Sekatawa. The Players Association headed by Ntege Patrick, Edward Kalungi, Paul Mukatabala and Lawrence Kizito made the request to FUFA for consideration with contribution to Sekatawa’s current state of health’ said FUFA Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu during the weekly press conference.
‘Paul Ssali who played with Sekatawa for the Uganda Cranes in the 80s was another instrumental figure in ensuring that FUFA responds to this call’
‘We are elected to serve the 33 members of FUFA and when we were approached by the UFPA, the Executive Committee did not hesitate to support Sekatawa’ said Magogo the FUFA President.
Isa Sekatawa who was also referred to as ‘Sokatabu and Golden Boy’ played for the Uganda Cranes, Express FC, Nytil FC and KCC FC in the 80s and early 90s.
He continued to play football in his free time until fate had him break his leg in February this year at Nakivubo stadium while training with the Ex-internationals.
‘Nothing will take away what Sekatawa achieved while playing for Uganda Cranes. It is an obligation for football to join his family to ensure he gets back to playing football which remains his favorite pass time activity’ added FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo
FUFA is hopeful that the rest of the football fraternity will join the cause and help Sekatawa recover from the injury.
FUFA wishes Sekatawa a quick recovery.