President Yoweri Museveni has given the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Shs660 million to facilitate their World Cup qualifier game against Ghana next month.
Part of the money will also be used to pay Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic whose three months’ salary has not been paid.
The Uganda Cranes last month made a historic qualification for the African Cup of Nations finals after defeating Comoros 1-0 in a do-or-die game at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Belgium based striker Farouk Miya scored the lone goal that separated the two teams and booked the Cranes in the finals in Gabon in January 2017.
This will be the first time in almost 40 years Uganda Cranes will be participating in the Nations Cup.
FUFA President Moses Magogo says the support is timely as the team prepares to face Ghana next month. He thanked the president for supporting the team always.
“President Museveni is a keen follower of local football and Uganda Cranes and has told the players to go and play well against Ghana,” says Magogo.
Uganda will play Ghana on 7th October in an away match in Tamale Stadium in a World Cup qualifier.