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FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: FUFA calls for continued Government support

FIFA 2018 World Cup RUSSIA Qualifiers (Group E):

  • 7th October 2017: Uganda Vs Ghana – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
  • 6th November 2017: Congo Vs Uganda – Congo

Uganda Cranes has a realistic dream of qualifying for their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament.

With two matches left in group E, Uganda is currently second with 7 points while leaders Egypt have 9 points.

It is upon this back ground that Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) calls for the continued support from Government for the remaining campaign to realize the dream.

The Dream is Alive. We have demonstrated that we have the ability to win our remaining matches and consequently the biggest opportunity ever to play at the World Cup‘ Eng. Moses Magogo, the FUFA President told the media in his address.

L-R: FUFA Second Vice President Darius Mugoye, Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Communications manager), FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and 1st FUFA VP Justus Mugisha during the weekly press conference at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala on Wednesday

FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo, fresh from the CAF Executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana has addressed the media during a press conference at Mengo, Kampala on Wednesday flanked by the Vice Presidents Justus Mugisha (1st VP) and Darius Mugoye (2nd) as well as the federation communications manager, Ahmed Hussein, Eng Magogo.e Azam Uganda Premier League.

In a special way, he lauded all the stake holders of the game from the players, administrators, sponsors, fans to the Government and President Yoweri Museveni.

FUFA, the Coaches and Players have worked against all odds to get to a situation many African Countries that have invested a lot would envy

I take the opportunity to thank those fans who have been with us in the thin and thick.

The Sponsors (Airtel, Nile Breweries, BIDCO, NIC and Ecobank) and other football Sponsors who indirectly have helped to build to the current Status.

I would also like to specifically thank HE the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the entire Government apparatus for the support they have given this campaign. The only time we did not get the support while playing away was against Egypt and no wonder it was the first time we conceded and lost the match.

Had it not been the paying fans, the Sponsors and the support earlier gotten from Government, we would not be in this position.

In the same vein, Eng. Magogo also appealed to the Government to come in and facilitate the Uganda Cranes for the rest of the games to realize the long time dream of Uganda playing at the FIFA World Cup.

Despite the financial support from Government and the Sponsors, competing to play at the World Cup is such an expensive venture yet considering the exponential effect of the qualification, this is the moment every Ugandan would throw their weight behind the team.

We call upon the Government to financially support the Uganda Cranes in such a historic goal for our Country. This final bend that has not been supported is the ultimate.

The earlier support will all go to waste if this final bend is not supported.

Uganda Cranes host Ghana on Saturday, 7th October 2017 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

On the same day, Egypt will entertain Congo.

Click and read on the detailed FUFA President’s address

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