Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Eng. Moses Magogo is worried about Uganda’s “brutal” sports journalists who tarnish Mengo’s image, and appealed to them to tone down on their criticism on FUFA policies.
Uganda is preparing for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritania on the 19th July 2014 at Namboole Stadium and Magogo says journalists who access the match venues free of charge later use their platforms to discredit and abuse FUFA.
“What is so amusing is the fact that journalists enter the stadium without paying a single coin but after the match go back to their newsrooms and radio stations saying we overcharge the games,” Magogo said during the weekly press conference held at FUFA house in Mengo today.
“I thank the fans who have been with us all through supporting Uganda football as they got the result against Madagascar to progress.We organize these games for the fans not ourselves,” he added
“My hope, or what I expect, is that you work with us to take the game to a better stage.
Magogo further explained that the federation is the most interested party that would like to see the national team qualify for the African Nations cup finals since 1978.
“There is a lot done behind the scenes as we prepare the national team for an international engagement ranging from the players’ preparations, administrative work and every other effort to have matches played,” he told the media.
“We can’t achieve success by expecting the federation to perform miracles. These players on national duty need to be remunerated well”, he urged, as he also rallied support from other stake holders such as the media.
Just when Fufa was looking for money to finance its activities, Fifa comes in with Shs1.8b ($750,000) bonus payment last month.
Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president announced during the 64th Fifa Congress held in São Paulo, Brazil.