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FIFA President Infantino arrives in Uganda, visits H.E Museveni, meets FUFA Executive Committee members

The FIFA President Gianni Infantino has on Friday evening arrived in Uganda as he started a two day official visit.

Infantino arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 7:50 p.m aboard a private flight.

He was received at Entebbe by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo who was accompanied by the first Vice President Justus Mugisha, second V.P Darius Mugoye, Executive committee members Agnes Mugena and Hamid Juma, Deputy CEO Humprephy Mandu, the Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredejovic and the FUFA communications manager Ahmed Hussein.

FIFA President looks on as President Museveni greets the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo at Entebbe State House on Friday evening

Moments later, Infantino was led to Entebbe State House where he met the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

At State House, they were joined by the State Minister of Sports Hon. Charles Bakabulindi, Commissioner of Sports Marex Omara Apitta as they met the head of state.

President Museveni expressed delight upon meeting the world’s football boss.

As the two engaged in a lively discussion, president Museveni hinted of the Government’s commitment to serve sports, football in particular.

He also appreciated the work of the reigning FUFA administration.

“I am happy for the work of the FUFA President and your management. I am also happy for Uganda Cranes having qualified for the Africa cup of Nations tournament. I also managed to watch two Uganda Cranes matches on TV” President Museveni noted.

Eng. Magogo appreciated the historic visit for the FIFA President, the first of any seating world football boss in over 118 years.

”FUFA and Uganda, we are honored for the visit of Gianni Infantino to Uganda. This is a milestone and a huge step forward for Uganda’s football. Like he has expressed, he is ready to share the developmental football ideas and programmes that will not only benefit Uganda and CECAFA as a region but also the entire African continent” Eng. Magogo noted.

Later on Friday night, the FIFA President met with the FUFA Executive Committee at Kampala Serena International Hotel as they discussed issues concerning football development.

The FUFA Executive Committee officials meeting with the FIFA President at Serena Hotel in Kampala
FUFA Executive Committee members pose for a group photograph with the FIFA President

On Saturday, there is a breakfast meeting at Serena Hotel where he is set to meet the different stake holders of the game -sponsors and FUFA partners.

He will then move to Hotel Africana for a meeting with Azam Uganda Premier League Chairmen, Ex-Internationals before going to Lugogo where he will watch a FUFA Juniors league match between KCCA Soccer Academy and Lweza Orange Brigade.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino hands over a gift to President Museveni at Entebbe State House

He will officiate at the ground breaking ceremony at the Kadiba play ground in Rubaga before a guided tour around the FUFA Headquarters at Mengo before visiting the federation radio station, 102.1 FUFA f.m.

There is a planned press conference where he will address the media at Sojovalo Hotel in Kampala.

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