Each member of the Uganda Cranes team (Players and officials) will receive a qualification bonus of $2,500.
FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim made the announcement in the dressing room shortly after the team ejected Tanzania 4-0 on aggregate at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende to book a ticket to the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The President was in the company of Minister of State for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang, NCS General Secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel and FUFA Executive Members.
The President indicated this good for the local based players to go and weigh themselves at the continental level.
“I am extremely happy that we have been able to secure qualification to CHAN. As FUFA, our target is to enter and qualify into every tournament. It is not easy to make sixth successive finals and the target is to perform better than the previous attempts,” he started.
“It is not our policy to go into games without promising qualification bonus which we didn’t make this time round. But together with the FUFA Executive we have agreed to give $2,000 to every member of the team as qualification bonus.” The President announced.
Minister Ogwang who also addressed the team stated that government will top up $500 for every member of the team thus making a grand total of $2,500.
“FUFA President has already announced the pledge from FUFA but on behalf of Government, I want to announce that we shall top up $500 to every member of the team.” He said amidst cheers from the players.
The Minister also promised a State dinner to the team.
NCS General Secretary, Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel indicated more funding will be given to football.
Uganda won 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende thanks to goals from Moses Waiswa, Rogers Mato and Richard Basangwa.
The Cranes had won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Dar es Salaam courtesy of Travis Mutyaba’s effort.