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Speaker of Parliament meets Infantino, promises full backing to FUFA and Uganda Cranes

The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga hosted the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino during a breakfast meeting held at Addis Hall, Kampala Serena International Hotel.

The break fast meeting was attended by the Uganda Cranes sponsors and all the FUFA Partners – Airtel Uganda, Nile Breweries Limited, National Insurance Corporation and Eco Bank.

Hon. Kadaga recounted the fond memories she had with the Uganda Cranes in Gabon during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament and vowed to support  Uganda Cranes and FUFA at all times.

“I welcome Mr Gianni Infantino the President of FIFA. It is a big honour to host you here. Our national team, the Uganda Cranes did wonders when they beat Comoros last year to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. I was so excited when i heard all the three stanzas of the Uganda National Anthem being played in Port Gentil. As the national parliament, we are ready and willing to support the Uganda Cranes and FUFA in all their programmes” Hon. Kadaga stated.

The FIFA President, who was marking the second day of his visit to Uganda appreciated the internal organization of FUFA.

“At FIFA, we are monitoring closely all the activities for the 211 member associations, Uganda inclusive. We are humbled and excited about the work being done by FUFA. They are a model association and please keep it up.”Infantino noted.

Uganda Cranes technical team led by the head coach, Milutin Sredejovic also graced the Breakfast meeting.

From Serena, Infantino met the football delegates, club chairmen and the special interest groups at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

He singled out  and praised the respective duties executed to perfection by the delegates and club chairmen towards developing football.

After the Africana meetings, he proceeded to the Phillip Omondi Stadium where he watched the Lweza Oranje Brigade battle KCCA Soccer Academy in the FUFA U-17 league.

He also talked to the Current and Ex-Uganda Cranes internationals, young, active and retired referees and also, applauded their work.

Infantino graced the official ground breaking of the Kadiba Ground in Rubaga, conducted a guided tour around FUFA House, was hosted on 102.1 FUFA f.m before he addressed the media at Ivy’s Hotel in Wakaliga.

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