Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) will receive $200000, which is about Sh752M, from Confederation of African Football (CAF), it’s official.
CAF announced on Thursday that it will release a total of USD 10.8 Million to its 54 member Associations as part of a relief plan to “ease the financial burden” during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This, was approved during a video-conference meeting on Thursday of the CAF Emergency Committee.
The relief will support the management of football at the domestic levels hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to the fast-spread of COVID-19, African MA’s have suspended all domestic competitions, which has brought about huge financial burdens on their shoulders,” said CAF president Ahmad Ahmad.
“CAF has thus decided to wave the eligibility requirements to access the annual grants, so all MA’s can benefit during this difficult period.”
A statement on the CAF website also reveals that CAF is assessing the opportunity of additional financial support to member associations for the resumption and organisation of their domestic competitions.
It should be noted that FUFA ended the football competitions in the country, with a decision pending on Uganda Cup and the Futsal League.
The football ruling body on the continent is “monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the Wealth Health Organization (WHO), FIFA amongst others on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time.”