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Uganda Cranes hosted for dinner at State House, Entebbe

The President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Museveni Kaguta hosted the Uganda Cranes team for dinner at State House in Entebbe on Tuesday.


The team, led by the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and the Minister of state for sports, Hon. Charles Bakabulindi also comprised of FUFA Executive Committee members, members of the National Council of Sports, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and the other secretariat staff, players, fans and media personalities.

Uganda Cranes team captain, Faruku Miya hands over the CECAFA trophy to Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi at Entebbe State House

They were received by the Vice President of Uganda, H.E Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who represented the president at the function.


Ssekandi delivered president Yoweri Museveni’s rich laden message where he congratulated the national team upon the recent CECAFA success and wished them success in the upcoming AFCON 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The President noted;

I thank you the Uganda Cranes for being good ambassadors of our country in different tournaments on the African continent and beyond. The incredible performance you exhibited during the CECAFA tournament proved that you can make it even for bigger tournaments like the African Cup and the World Cup.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo delivers his speech at Entebbe State House

In his speech, the FUFA President reminded the house of the road map to Project Cameroon 2019 that started with the first ever football symposium at the start of the year.

He appreciated the Government’s efforts in supporting football, wrapping up his presentation with the benefits of sports to a country vis-a-vis the role of government and a few suggested solutions.

Eng Magogo said

I appeal to the Government to consider international budgets for matches involving Uganda Cranes and clubs in the CAF competitions. Football is a natural resource just like minerals which directly and indirectly brings in millions of money to the country.

Express F.C fans at State House, Entebbe

Team captain, Faruku Miya introduced each of the team members present before the guests and Hon. Ssekandi before dinner was served.


The team then headed for Soroti later in the night with a stop over in Mbale where they are due to meet with the fountain of honour of this beloved country, H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson greets the Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi
FUFA Secretariat staff attended the dinner at State House in Entebbe. Extreme right is the Acting FUFA Marketing Director, Esther Musoke
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