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Zambian Game dedicated towards Jubilee celebrations

FUFA has disclosed the move to dedicate the return leg of the Africa Cup of Nations against Zambia towards the jubilee celebrations to mark 50 years of Uganda’s Independence.

The revelation was contained in the report presented to the ordinary assembly by the FA President Lawrence Mulindwa. “My administration would like to dedicate the return leg of the Zambia game at Namboole towards the 50 yrs of jubilee celebrations in Uganda” said Mulindwa in his speech played live on the screens. Uganda will in October hold her jubilee celebrations since acquiring political independence on 9th October 1962.

About the Cranes coming short of qualifying for the prestigious Nations Cup finals last year, Mulindwa said like other Ugandans he was also hurt and promised more commitment towards better results. Despite this short coming, the FA leader however mentioned a number of other achievements by the Cranes that included winning the 12th Cecafa title, finishing runners up to Cameroon in the LG Cup (and winning USD 35.000 in prize money) and ejecting Congo from the ongoing Afcon 2013 among many others.

Below were other highlights in the President’s speech:

  • Judicial bodies strengthened by appointing persons with legal background as recommended by FIFA.
  • For the first time a FUFA Human Resource Policy was passed by the Executive and it’s in force.
  • Acquisition of a 20KVA generator being used at the FA headquarters in Mengo.
  • FUFA would soon recruit the Competitions Director and the Commercial Director.
  • Urged government to meet its pledges towards football and increase funding towards the same.
  • Two more stories to be added on top of the FUFA House in the near future. (Engineers have already been consulted).
  • Those intending to take up leadership positions in the next elections challenged to start preparations. (2013 will be an elective year)
  • FUFA to conduct development programs and activities with regional setups.
  • Commended the sponsors (MTN, Uganda Breweries Ltd, Nile Breweries Ltd, NIC, City Tyres, and Coca Cola among others) for the financial and material support.
  • U20 National team (The Hippos) participated in the Continental youth Championship.
  • Several courses organized in refereeing, beach soccer, coaching and administration.
  • Njeru technical Centre is now usable (FUFA is in the final stages of providing the necessary accessories).
  • Congratulated URA for winning Bell Uganda Cup and Express FC for lifting the National League.
  • The Cranes won its 12th Cecafa Title since 1973. (Mulindwa’s 4th title in six years).
  • Uganda finished 2nd in the LG Cup held in Morocco. (Cameroon were champions)


There were many other issues as they can be seen from the report.

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