The FIFA Goal Project IV to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) was officially launched today at Njeru Technical Centre in Jinja. The FUFA President Engineer Moses Magogo, CEO Edgar Watson and the federation’s head of legal committee Alex Luganda witness the ceremony that also had officials from the Infra-Tech Consult Ltd and Kabbs Technical Services contracted by FIFA for the project.
The project will cover the construction of the Pavilion stand near the artificial turf, administrative offices, dressing rooms and completion of the perimeter wall around the technical Centre.
Ibrahim Kabugo Director (Engineering) at Infra-Tech who will be supervising the contractor Kabbs Technical services is confident the work will be completed within five or six months.
The FUFA President Magogo was happy to see Goal Project take off as he believes this will improve sports infrastructure in Uganda.
‘We need enough infrastructures to attain sports success. The generations that will come after us should enjoy the fruits of hard work by the current administrators’ said Magogo
Magogo thanked the former FUFA Presidents Denis Obua and Lawrence Mulindwa for playing a key role that saw Uganda benefit from FIFA Goal Projects I, II and III in which FUFA house, purchase of land in Njeru and construction of the technical Centre were achieved.
‘It is a huge task but we are confident that our clients will love the work we do. Work has started today and we shall work so that we complete the project in time’ said Kabugo-the project Engineer.
Mr. Paul Kabela Managing Director at Kabbs Technical services revealed that they will put up well designed infrastructures to match the modern standards.
‘The designs were approved and will be impressive to FUFA, FIFA and the fans upon completion’ said Kabela.
The FUFA CEO Edgar Watson briefed the media whom he informed that the project will cost $300,000. He also clarified that the Centre is purely a technical Centre to be used for educational services for football in Uganda.
Watson also revealed that Ahmed Hussein will be the official spokesperson on all matters about the project till its completion.
How FUFA has benefited from FIFA Goal projects
Goal project I: Construction of FUFA House in Mengo
Goal project II: Purchase of the land in Nejru, construction of Centre
Goal project III: Completion of Njeru Centre-as it appears now
Goal project IV: Construction of the Pavilion Stand near the artificial turf, administrative offices, dressing rooms and completion of the perimeter wall around the technical Centre.
Photo: FUFA President Engineer Moses Magogo with the Consultancy and Contractors team in Njeru on Tuesday morning
Photo credit: FUFA Communications department