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FUFA settles players’ arrears, promises over Ug.shs 1 billion in bonuses for qualification



Sunday, 4th September 2016 – Nelson Mandela National Stadium

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Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has promised each of the Uganda Cranes players and members of the technical bench a cash reward of $ 10,000 if qualification to the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon is sealed this Sunday against Comoros at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

At the same time, all the outstanding arrears owed to players and officials in this current campaign have been settled.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo confirmed the development at a dinner organized for the players and technical committee members held at Serene Suites, Mutundwe on Thursday evening.

‘You have been gallant excellent throughout the campaign. Now, we are remaining with only match. Let us use the teamwork and commitment to ensure qualification. We have settled all the outstanding arrears throughout this campaign and an additional $ 10,000 has been promised to each of the players and members of the technical team if we qualify to Gabon 2017’ Eng. Moses Magogo said in his speech.

The FUFA President in a special way thanked the players for the journey moved so far. He lauded the national team sponsors and other partners, media, Government and everybody whose contribution to the success of the team can never go unnoticed.

Chief of Defence Forces of the UPDF, General Edward Katumba Wamala was the chief guest.

General Edward Katumba Wamala greets coach Micho as the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo looks on at the dinner

General Katumba thanked the players for effort to reach thus far and encouraged them to attack the opponent without any fear or favour.

Uganda Cranes main sponsors Airtel Uganda, joined by the other partners Nile Special and National Insurance Corporation (NIC) organized this dinner that also corresponded with head coach Milutin Sredejovic’s 46th Birthday.

L-R: FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, Hamid Juma, Coach Micho, Bebe Cool and General Edward Katumba Wamala joined the national team head coach to cut the cake in celebrating his 46th birthday

Former Uganda Cranes legends were well represented by the 1978 cream de-la-cream Jimmy Kirunda, Paul Ssali and Abbey Nasur.

Kirunda wished the team players the best with a special call to die alittle for the country against Comoros.

L-R: Some of the 1978 Uganda Cranes players; Abbey Nasur, Jimmy Kirunda and Paul Ssali sowed seeds of encouragement to the Uganda Cranes players and wished them fruitful deliberations in the match against Comoros this Sunday

The dinner was also attended by renown motivational speaker Allan Katwalo Mulengani who encouraged the players to finish the journey first started with at home with a 2-0 victory over Botswana at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Uganda Cranes’ ambassador Bebe Cool offered words of encouragement and entertained the players and guest as well
Motivational speaker Allan Mulengani Katwalo with an amazing presentation during the Uganda Cranes dinner held at Serene Suits, Mutundwe

Uganda Cranes’ ambassador Bebe Cool too had encouraging words for the players, sponsors, FUFA and members of the technical team.

Bebe Cool, along with another musician Daxx Kartel entertained the guests with lively gigs.

Daxx Kartel entertained the guests and offered the food of the soul to the Uganda Cranes players who laughed heartily at the dinner

Airtel Uganda Brand and Communications manager Remmy Kisakye thanked the players for the effort since match day one and encouraged them to stamp ticket to Gabon 2017 with a great performance on Sunday.

Airtel Uganda Brand and Communications Manager Remmy Kisakye at the dinner
National Insurance Corporation (NIC) Company Secretary, Elias Edu greets Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba at the dinner. NIC catered for the full medical expenses of the coach when he was ill from the Burkina Faso trip in the current AFCON qualification campaign

Uganda Cranes needs three points from the game against Comoros this Sunday to ensure qualification to the African Cup of Nations finals that will be hosted by Gabon in 2017.

Main photo: Uganda Cranes captain with a brief speech during a dinner organized by all the Uganda Cranes sponsors at Serene Suits in Mutundwe. The two other senior players Dennis Onyango and Tonny Mawejje as made brief presentations.

Photo Credits: FUFA Communications Department

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