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FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura Arrives in Uganda

The FIFA Secretary General Fatma  Samoura has jetted into the country ahead of a series of work-related activities she will conduct with various football stakeholders during her two day stay in Uganda.

The influential football administrator arrived on Monday morning (3.15 am) aboard Egypt Air.

She was received at the VIP Lounge of Entebbe International Airport by FUFA top brass; 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Communications Director Ahmed Hussein.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and FUFA team at the VIP Lounge of Entebbe International Airport

Samoura will open officially the completed extension of FUFA new offices in Mengo and visit FIFA funded projects under the FIFA Forward Programme. She will also meet with FUFA Executive Committee, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua, sponsors and Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga.

L-R; Justus Mugisha (FUFA 1st Vice President), Fatma Samoura (FIFA Secretary-General), Edgar Watson (FUFA CEO) and Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Communications Director) at Entebbe International Aiport

‘FUFA is glad to welcome another high profile dignitary from FIFA. The visit is a big sign of how the world soccer governing body rates the development and growth of the game in Uganda. Infrastructure development is one of FUFA’s 8 key focus areas and FIFA plays a significant in supporting Member Associations in this area’ said FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein

‘We believe the visit of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura will also give her the chance to inspect our FIFA Forward Programme funded projects and advise accordingly’ added Hussein

King Naoise Maureen (Media Manager) with FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein at Entebbe International Airport sharing notes off their phones.
L-R; Justus Mugisha (FUFA 1st Vice President ), Fatma Samoura (FIFA Secretary-General)and Edgar Watson (FUFA CEO) at the VIP Lounge of Entebbe International Airport

Programme

Monday 27th January 2020

  • 11 am Meeting with FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and FUFA CEO Edgar Watson at Serena Hotel
  • 30am Meeting with Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
  • 30am Meeting FUFA Executive Committee
  • 30pm Official Opening of the new FUFA Extension offices in Mengo
  • 45pm Tour of Kadiba Project

Tuesday 28th January 2020

  • 11 am Tour of FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

Click – Profile of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura

MAIN PHOTO: FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura having a light chat with FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha and CEO Edgar Watson

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