President Museveni has donated US$210,000 to Uganda Cranes, the national team ahead of 2017AFCON game with Comoros
President’s Press Secretary Lindah Nabusanyi revealed the news of president’s offer yesterday evening in a social media post.
“President Museveni has announced a government donation of US$210,000 to the Uganda Cranes team for AFCON 2017 away qualifier in Comoros on the 5th September 2015,” she posted on Facebook.
The money will be used to meet finance incurred during daily the training expenses, travel costs from Kampala to Comoros and the match allowances for players and team officials.
Kawowo Sports, a local sports website quoted the FUFA president Moses Hassim Magogo informing players who are camping at the Uganda Cranes residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru about the president’s offer.
“The president has offered the money we had asked Government. He also wished you the best in the match against Comoros. Please train and play the match with one heart, the president loves this team,” he said.
Uganda Cranes which is in Group D will also play against 2013 finalists Burkina Faso and Botswana in a bid to qualify for AFCON 2017 which will take place in Gabon.