One of Magogo’s ambitious plans is to see Ugandan football turn fully professional
FUFA president Moses Magogo has announced plans to generate upto sh35b for football in Uganda by end his new term in 2021.
One of Magogo’s ambitious plans is to see Ugandan football turn fully professional in terms of governance and commerce.
His announcement comes a day after National Council of Sports general secretary Nicholas Muramagi said that soon it would be easier for government to support self-sustaining sports associations/federations only.
Muramagi on Tuesday said that, “federations/associations need to open up and get partnerships, sponsorships and build network of corporate companies that can supplement efforts of government”.
While addressing the media at FUFA House for the first time since his re-election, Magogo said that in the next four years of his administration, the federation will advocate for creation of the football commerce in Uganda.
His proposal to empower Regional Football Associations (RFA) with finances and fulltime staff at the regional offices was met with positive responses.
Magogo explained that FUFA funding football at grassroots levels in Uganda, is the only way to improve service delivery.
This year FUFA increased funding for RFAs to sh20m to facilitate grassroots football.
About five years ago, FUFA set up regional offices around the country but these bureaus fizzled out because there was no plan on how to sustain them.