FUFA wishes to inform the press and the entire public that the CAF President Mr. Issa Hayatou has accepted to visit Uganda on a special invitation extended to him by the FA President Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa and CECAFA President Eng. Leodgar Tenga.
The Continental football leader is expected in the country in the evening hours of Thursday, November 22. His visit is partly in recognition of FUFA’s continued efforts that have seen Uganda’s football steadily developing to better levels. Uganda is currently ranked 86th in the World’s FIFA rankings away from the 117th position in 2005. We are 20th in the whole Africa.
Hayatou will be in company of several CAF officials who will include the General Secretary Mr. Hicham El Amrani. Other confirmed members of the delegation include Mohamed Raouraoua, Constant Omari and Ngangue Appolinaire. He will meet the FUFA Executive shortly after his arrival in Kampala.
During his stay in Uganda, the CAF President will also attend the CECAFA Congress at Serena Hotel on Friday, November 23 before presiding over the official opening of the Cecafa-Tusker Cup at Namboole stadium the following evening. He is also scheduled to hold talks with the Sports Minister Hon. Charles Bakabulindi before he travels back.
Uganda hosts neighbors Kenya in the opening match of the Cecafa-Tusker Cup at 6pm, November 24. FUFA is privileged to host such dignitaries and we are grateful to His Excellency the CAF President for accepting to visit Uganda.