Fufa awards Cranes legends Shs1m

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Uganda Cranes legends Jimmy Mugwa, Baker Kasigwa and Francis Kasigwa were recognized with plaques and cash Shs.1M each

The Federation of Uganda Football Association [FUFA] has rewarded former Uganda Cranes legends for their outstanding service in steering the national team forward.

This happened at the elective 93rd FUFA Ordinary General Assembly held on Saturday 5th August, 2017 at Kabalega Resort Hotel in Masindi, with a total of 83 FUFA delegates.

“Special recognition goes to Adoko Nekyon former 1968 FUFA president when the Uganda football league was introduced,” Moses Magogo said in his maiden speech as new Fufa president.

He said Bernard from Ecobank and USPA president Sabbiti Muwanga were amongst other vital individuals.

Bernard Ogwel conveyed the message on behalf of National council of Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports and the government of the republic of Uganda.

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“Formulation of physical activity sports bill is on its course and a committee is in place, this will ensure sports is given a priority to blossom in Uganda and, football in particular,” Ogwel said.

He thanked FIFA and CAF for supporting the development of the game of football in Uganda and ask FUFA through FUFA president to see Uganda Cranes gel at the continental level and said the government was ready to support them.

Former FUFA President (1965 – 1968), also FUFA Hononary President Adoko Nekyon (center) smiles during the assembly. On his left is the President of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), Sabiti Muwanga

“I also the efforts of the media in bolstering football development because, they play a vital role in taking the game to our people to the ground level possible,” Dr Benard Ogwel, who represented the National Council of Sports and Government noted.

CAF representative and Chairman CAF referees committee, CAF Executive member and Djibouti FA president Mr. Soleman Waberi, said CAF president is proud of FUFA’s tremendous job done towards football growth and development.

FIFA representative, Honorary chairman CECAFA and former president Tanzania football federation Mr Leodega Tenga applauded FUFA’s hospitable reception and vowed on behalf of FIFA to facilitate football development in Uganda.

Magogo then recognised Uganda Cranes’ legends Baker Kasigwa (1956), Francis Kulabigwo and Jimmy Mugwa with (1978) with Plaques and Shs 1million each.

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