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FUFA rewads Cranes with UGX 70m for dumping Congo

Ugandan FA has rewarded the victorious Cranes team with a cash bonus of 70 million shillings (About US $ 30.000) for dumping Congo Brazzaville from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday.

The Federation President Lawrence Mulindwa handed over the money to the team captain Andy Mwesigwa from Sojovaro Hotel in Mengo on Sunday afternoon.  The players together with the technical staff were later hosted to a congratulatory luncheon organised by the federation.

Mulindwa lashed out at critics who accuse him of spending a lot of money on players’ bonuses saying that ‘the boys have to be rewarded for their sweat’. Days to the Cranes; game against Senegal, FUFA cashed the players with 30m as motivation before adding them 40 more millions after the 1-all draw. A total of Shs.140m has so far been spent on bonuses alone. (The figures exclude daily allowances and other costs).

Each of the 18 players who featured against Congo received Shs.2.500.000. Mulindwa pledged more financial rewards towards the players whenever they produce results. He hailed the fans for showing up in big numbers at Namboole and praised his technical bench headed by Bobby Williamson for guiding the team to a convincing 4-0 victory over Congo.

The function was attended by Kimuli Anthony and Livingstone Kyambadde the Vice Presidents in charge of Finance and Technical matters respectively. The Federation CEO Edgar Watson was also present at the function.

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