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FUFA seeks tax waiver on CECAFA

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd September 2012 12:33 PM

FUFA is negotiating with government to waive taxes for hosting the 2012 Tusker Cup at Namboole between November 24 and December 8.

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FUFA is negotiating with government to waive taxes for hosting the 2012 Tusker Cup at Namboole between November 24 and December 8.

By Swalley Kenyi

FUFA is negotiating with government to waive taxes for hosting the 2012 Tusker Cup at Namboole between November 24 and December 8.

The Uganda Government hopes to use the tournament as part of activities to mark the country’s golden jubilee celebrations that get underway on October 9.

The last time a big football match was hosted at Namboole, it required big shots in government to harmonise FUFA and the stadium management which demanded up to sh97m to host the World Cup qualifier against Senegal.

State sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi said that his office would intervene to ensure that the facility is availed to FUFA at a manageable cost. “The tournament will be used as part of the celebrations to mark Uganda’s 50 years of political independence,” Bakkabulindi said.

Unlike the 2008 edition where the defunct GTV screened the matches from Nakivubo, Bugembe and Namboole stadiums, the local organising committee headed by Moses Magogo has said that the games will all be staged from one venue.

In 2008 Magogo, who was secretary of the LOC said that taking matches to upcountry venues was FUFA’s plan to spread international competition to fans beyond Kampala.

Perhaps the decision to stage all the matches at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole is beyond FUFA as SuperSport is apparently uncomfortable operating from an upcountry destination.

FUFA seeks tax waiver on CECAFA

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