Most Clubs are in jubilations after FUFA approved the appropriation of Covid19 Relief Funds on Monday.
Each Uganda Premier League club will receive sh32m while each Big League team will pocket Sh15m, the amount that will reflect on the club accounts in two weeks time.
“It has come in at the right time especially when we are preparing for the new season,” Express FC CEO Isaac Mwesigwa told The-SportsNation.
“We don’t have much to say regarding the figure (Sh32m) but its a good addition to our coffers. We have many plans as a team so this cash will help to cover part of the season’s budget.”
UPL Clubs have cried foul since April, asking FUFA to bail them out.
With some clubs spending above Sh30m in monthly salaries alone, BUL FC CEO Ahmed Kongola says that “money is never enough” but it will have an impact still.
He revealed that the Sh32m is just half the salary they pay to BUL staff.
On how they will put the money to good use, Kongola said: “That shall be a board decision as soon as the money hit the account. We shall sit and plan accordingly but being a relief grant, we shall involve all stakeholders and come up with a good cause.”
For Big League Club Bukedea Town Council, they will use the money to “quicken” the process of club Licensing “because we lack a few things that we are going to put in place.”
Bukedea CEO Samuel Opio says that Sh15m might not be a lot of money but its “back up fk what we already have.”
FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza advised Clubs and other beneficiaries to put the funds to good use.
The 2020/21 Uganda Premier League is set to kickoff in October and this has been given a major boost after the Federation reserved Sh176m for restart of competitions.