Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura in Uganda

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Fatma being received by Watson

The FIFA Secretary General Fatma  Samoura has jetted into the country ahead of a series of work-related activities she will conduct with various football stakeholders during her two day stay in Uganda.

The influential football administrator arrived on Monday morning (3.15 am) aboard Egypt Air.

She was received at the VIP Lounge of Entebbe International Airport by FUFA top brass; 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, CEO Edgar Watson and Communications Director Ahmed Hussein.

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Samoura will open officially the completed extension of FUFA new offices in Mengo and visit FIFA funded projects under the FIFA Forward Programme. She will also meet with FUFA Executive Committee, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua, sponsors and Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga.

‘FUFA is glad to welcome another high profile dignitary from FIFA. The visit is a big sign of how the world soccer governing body rates the development and growth of the game in Uganda. Infrastructure development is one of FUFA’s 8 key focus areas and FIFA plays a significant in supporting Member Associations in this area,’ said FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein.

King Naoise Maureen (Media Manager) with FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein at Entebbe International Airport sharing notes off their phones.
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‘We believe the visit of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura will also give her the chance to inspect our FIFA Forward Programme funded projects and advise accordingly,’ added Hussein.

Programme

Monday 27th January 2020

  • 11 am Meeting with FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and FUFA CEO Edgar Watson at Serena Hotel
  • 30am Meeting with Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
  • 30am Meeting FUFA Executive Committee
  • 30pm Official Opening of the new FUFA Extension offices in Mengo
  • 45pm Tour of Kadiba Project

Tuesday 28th January 2020 11 am Tour of FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

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