Football governing body in the country, FUFA, has been appreciated for introducing medical insurance for the players in UPL.
The FUFA boss Moses Magogo officially revealed the initiative about the medical insurance on Monday, December 30 at Lugogo.
Magogo, who was speaking during what was termed as a football national address, confirmed that FUFA will in 2020 provide full Medical Insurance for the registered 400 players of the Uganda Premier League (UPL) by AAR.
He explained that the insurance will cater for injuries to players and compensation for permanent disabilities as a result of injuries.
This, has settled in well with some Club officials.
“Its a great Initiative as we get assurance of full treatment to players and it reduces operational costs of clubs especially the medical budget,” Express FC CEO Hamza Junju told The-SportsNation.
“This will enable our players access treatment from better health facilities and more professional medics.
“Medical Insurance might not be a big burden to all clubs but remember that different injuries call for different costing from specialised treatment as per different Hospitals which at tyms footing such a bill by clubs becomes a little hard.”
Junju who also doubles as the Chairman of Futsal Association of Uganda, reflected and pointed to Vicent Onyebuchi’s saga, a former Express defender, that required around Sh60M “which at that moment the club couldn’t easily mobilise.”
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Defending Champions KCCA FC have their players insured with Britam and reports have suggested that the club may channel FUFA’s new initiative to the Junior team.
KCCA FC CEO Hanisha Muhoozi denied to comment about the matter, when contacted.
However, Magogo explained that all Junior teams have their insurances covered by NIC just like FUFA staff and Uganda Cranes.
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New BUL FC CEO Ahmed Kongola called it “the best innovation Fufa has done so far.”
While Villa’s Shawn Mubiru refused to get taken away by the innovation, saying that he will not comment about “something I have not received at my club.”