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47 Ex Internationals Attend Meeting With FUFA

Forty Seven former Uganda Cranes players attended the consultative meeting with FUFA held at Ivy’s Hotel Wakaliga on Friday.

The meeting chaired by FUFA boss Moses Magogo was held to pave way and see how best the lives of the ex internationals can be improved.

FUFA has been at receiving end of critics from the football fraternity for ‘neglecting’ the former players.

The reviews hit a high gear after the untimely death of Former Uganda Cranes captain Jimmy Kirunda.

Since then, many former players including Obadiah Ssemakula, Andrew Fimbo Mukasa and Willy Kyambadde have all come out to ask for help.

Issues discussed included registering the ex internationals association with FUFA, form SACCOS among others.

Jackson ‘Mia Mia’ Mayanja. FUFA photo

Jackson Mayanja was among the attendees – He is the technical director of Kyetume FC. He won three CECAFA titles with Uganda Cranes (1990, 1992 and 1996) and won two league titles with KCCA FC in 91 and 97′.

“I think this is the first and the beginning of helping the Ex players because so many things have been said, that attached me,” said Mayanja.

“I talked about the need for these same meetings, I hope this is not the last, and want them to help all the ex internationals so I thank the federation for this.”

Former Uganda Cranes and Express FC Captain George Ssimwogerere asked the federation to create opportunities for the ex-internationals.

George Ssimwogerere. FUFA photo

List of Ex – Internationals who attended the Meeting.

Fred Tamale, Andrew Lule, Richard Malinga, Lawrence Kizito, Paul Mutakabala, Simon Masaba, Sadiq Wassa, Thomas Musoke, Abubakar Tabula, Umaru Ssenoga, Godfrey Nyola, Iddi Batambuze, Mathias Kawesa, George Ssemwogerere, Paul Ssali Mukisa, Phillip Ssozi, Sam Ssimbwa, Issa Ssekatawa, Jackson Mayanja, Nestroy Kizito, Steven Bengo, Mutatwala Lubogo, Ibrahim Buwembo, Isaac Nkaada, Ibrahim Kirya, Patrick Ntege, Ally Ssendegeya, Ibrahim Kizito, Titi Camala, Sam Kawalya, Trasford Nsereko, Fred Mukasa, Sam Kabugo, Kefa Kisala, Barnabas Mwesiga, Gibby Kalule, James Odoch, Farouk Meywa, Ibrahim Kongo, Ronald Kamoga, Hakim Magumba, Edward Kalungi, Joseph Ssemanda, Dan Ntale, Steven Bogere, Robert Mukiibi, Fred Kajoba.

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