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FUFA Statement on FIFA Council Approved Covid-19 relief funds

On the 25th June 2020, the FIFA Council approved 1.5bn USD as COVID-19 Relief Fund for Member Associations and FUFA is a beneficiary. FUFA will be entitled to 1.5M USD but part of these funds are ring-fenced for women football.

There has also been an approval of an interest free loan facility to the FIFA Members up to 35% of the audited books of accounts of their annual revenues. These funds are expected to be disbursed in installments and will undergo the same stringent audit processes of FIFA.

It is the role of the Executive Committee of FUFA to propose the appropriation of these funds and that of the General Assembly of FUFA to approve these budget variations to this magnitude.

The target of utilisation of these funds shall be supporting football to manage the current and post COVID-19 effects to the game in Uganda so that football can return and get better.

In the immediate while, FUFA Executive Committee is going to convene an online Extra Ordinary General Assembly for discussion of these matters so that the funds are available and allocated to beneficiaries.

‘Just like the FUFA President mentioned on various media platforms and while meeting various stakeholders, FIFA was preparing an intervention. We are glad it was approved and also been vindicated. On behalf of the Uganda football community, we wish to thank FIFA for supporting World Football and we will ensure that these funds are utilised in accordance with the rules and the objectives for which they are sent’ said Ahmed Hussein FUFA Spokesperson and Communications Director.