The Government of Uganda through the National Council of Sports (NCS) has recognised the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) among the top performing Sports federations in the 2018 calendar year.
The recognition was made on Tuesday evening(18/12/2018) during an end of year awards convention-cum- dinner held at the MTN Indoor Arena, Lugogo for NCS with all the over 45 sports federations in the country.
FUFA has had a wonderful year 2018 where the Uganda Cranes Qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, Uganda U-17 National team (Cubs) made it to the AFCON U-17 Finals for the first time, the Uganda Women National team took part in the CECAFA Women Championship in Rwanda and COSAFA in South African finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. KCCA FC reaching the Group stages of the CAF Champions League and the successful completion of the various FUFA Competitions and other activities also bring out the highlights in football.
There are also achievements off the field like the federation purchasing two buildings in Mengo for the extension of FUFA Offices, starting the works on the Kadiba grounds and also buying land in Lugazi for the construction of the FUFA Stadium.
FUFA was represented by a team led by President Eng. Moses Magogo, the 1st FUFA Vice President Justus Mugisha and FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson.
Speaking on behalf of all the sports federations in the country, Eng. Magogo appreciated the Government for the continued support to sports development. “I would like to thank the Government of Uganda especially the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the First Lady who is also the Minister of Education and Sports Mama Janet Kataaha Museveni for the continued effort to support sports development in the country”. He said
The Chief guest at the function, also the State minister in charge of Sports Hon. Charles Bakabulindi handed over the beautiful plaque to Eng. Magogo, who was accompanied to the podium by the CEO Watson and the first vice president Mugisha.
Hon. Bakabulindi thanked the efforts of Sports federations in their respective roles to promote sports in the country and vows to continue lobbying for their improved facilitation as the new year comes knocking.
The Chairman of the National Council of Sports Bosco Onyik called upon all the sports federations to prepare adequately since they manage sporting affairs directly with the players.
The other federations that were recognised for the outstanding performances in the closing year are; Uganda Netball Federation (UNF), Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), Uganda Cricket Association (UCA), Uganda Rugby Union (URU), Uganda Woodball Federation(UWbF), Association Of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) and Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda