• July 7, 2020

Samoura Cautions FUFA As New Offices Commemorated

 Samoura Cautions FUFA As New Offices Commemorated

General Secretary Fatma Samoura has advised FUFA to use FIFA funds appropriately if they are to get more.

Samoura arrived in Uganda on Monday morning on an official visit.

She met Speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga before heading to FUFA headquarters in Mengo where she opened the new building.

In her speech, she pledged support for Uganda on behalf of FIFA and commented the good work of Moses Magogo.

Samoura and Kadaga. FUFA photo
L-R: Edgar Watson, Samoura and Moses Magogo

“Football is growing at very rapid rate in Uganda thanks to his (Magogo) leadership. I am here to see the progress of the projects and I have been following the development in Uganda,” said Fatouma.

“Every night, I follow the performance of Uganda national teams; senior youth and women. I have always said to myself that I can’t wait to visit this country.

“This new building is a big indicator that football is in good hands in Uganda, you (FUFA) have the support from us and we will support all other projects still in the pipeline, you will get more money from us as long as you spend it wisely.”

Samoura also reechoed words of Magogo about the need to revise the football law in the country up to the level that suits the FIFA standards where doping and match fixing are addressed, and added that the football rule should be made strict so as the sport is safe for the children who take part in it.

The General Secretary visited Speaker Kadaga

Speaking earlier, CEO Edgar Watson revealed that FUFA’s staff had increased to about 60 members and hence there was a need for headquarters expansion.

FUFA Patron Lawrence Mulindwa briefly said that the projects must be put to right use as they continue to clean the image of the beautiful game before saluting all those who stood with him when he embarked on the 2004 revolution that brought him into FUFA power.

Sports Minister Hamson Obua, Uganda Olympic committee president William Blick, Buganda Sports Minister Henry Ssekabembe, NCS General Secretary Bernard Ogwel, Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry, State Minster for Youth and Children Nakiwala Kiyingi among others were present.

The state of art three storied building and a bungalow, estimated to have cost about $800,000, was funded by FIFA forward 1.0 under FIFA presidency of Gianni Infantino

Brian Kawalya

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