Federation of Uganda Football Association will distribute food to local players in the country to help fight against Coronavirus, The-SportsNation sources have confirmed.
The process, expected to start this week, will benefit the Uganda Premier League and Big league players.
The food distribution – Rice, Posho and Beans – comes after the government extended the national lockdown until May 5, 2020.
The development, if approved, will cover over 900 (estimated 512 UPL and 450 big league) local players.
Some local clubs, including record time UPL winners SC Villa, have reportedly gone over five months without paying salaries to their players.
Sports is one of the major hit sector after government announced a national lockdown that put an end to public gatherings with all nonessential workers ordered to stay home.
Government earlier started to distribute food but only to the vulnerable poor including hospitals and barracks through its special management fund.
The Uganda Premier League was initially set to return on May 5 but this will not be possible following an extension of the lockdown.