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Germany, England invited to discuss Cranes future

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th January 2015 07:01 PM

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has invited officials from Germany and England to brainstorm on how the country can end its 37 year long absence from continental football.

Germany, England invited to discuss Cranes future

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has invited officials from Germany and England to brainstorm on how the country can end its 37 year long absence from continental football.

By Swalley Kenyi

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has invited officials from Germany and England to brainstorm on how the country can end its 37 year long absence from continental football.


Germany and England will be joined by Ghana, South Africa and Kenya on what Uganda can do to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The invitation to Germany comes eleven years after a four-year German-Ugandan Football Development Project conducted by Gunter Zittel concluded in Kampala (2000-2004) with little or no visible results.

Despite recent criticism of its Uganda Cranes road map dubbed ‘Project Cameroon 2019’, FUFA has gone ahead to stage the symposium. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to open it in Kampala on January 23.

The main points of discussion are expected to rotate around opportunities, challenges, role of government, the corporate world, fans and the media in Ugandan football.

Soon after Uganda Cranes had failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup, FUFA president Moses Magogo attributed the consistent disappointment to football administration, media, fans, coaches, resources, facilities, clubs and the players.

Uganda last featured in the Nations Cup in 1978 where they lost to hosts Ghana in final of the competition.

“Unless we fix the current state of football in this country, we shall continue to be close to qualify (for the Africa Nations Cup). And that is why we need to take a deep sigh to find out why we have failed to qualify,” Magogo said.

Former FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa recently disagreed with his successor Magogo openly over the plan saying that the Project Cameroon 2019 saying that it shows irresponsibility in the current federation leadership.

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