Uganda Cranes Is Gov’t Responsibility – Magogo

Uganda Cranes fans wear miserable faces during a game at Namboole. FA President Moses Magogo reasons that Uganda endured another heart breaking moments failing to qualify for the World Cup due to gov't distancing itself from the team.
Uganda Cranes fans wear miserable faces during a game at Namboole. FA President Moses Magogo reasons that Uganda endured another heart breaking moments failing to qualify for the World Cup due to gov’t distancing itself from the team.

Embattled FUFA President, Moses Magogo, has questioned why the government has not come out to help the national football team as they head for the 2014 African Nations Championship.

“It is very frustrating that the national team is going to represent the whole country and yet government cannot release a penny for them. All the other 15 teams that will take part in the CHAN tournament are supported by their governments and it’s only the Uganda FA that has to look around for money to cater for the team,” said a sad Magogo in an interview with this newspaper.

The President made it clear that the FA does not have enough money to run association football without government support.

“It is high time government realised that the national football team is big and they must come and support it. We can run football together with sponsors and the government,” he added.

The last time the government of Uganda supported the national team was during the last group game for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Senegal in Marrakech, Morocco.

When our reporter tried to contact the State Sports Minister, Charles Bakkabulindi, for comment, he was not available as his phone was switched off.

At the recent 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya, the FA also footed all the bills for the team, although the players complained that the allowances were not sufficient.

The Cranes, who will be making a second attempt at the CHAN event, having failed in 2011 in Khartoum, Sudan, will depart for Cape Town tomorrow. The delegation will be led by FA member Rogers Byamukama.

2 thoughts on “Uganda Cranes Is Gov’t Responsibility – Magogo

  1. why don’t you tell us all the where-abouts of the money collected at Namboole from the 40.000 > fans that throng Namboole whenever the national team is up against teams such as Senegal, Angola, Nigeria to mention but a few. we are fed up of this anthem of Twagala Government Etuyambe when you collect much unaccounted money at big matches. football administrators please, learn to be genuine

    1. You man, you sound so ignorant! In your sound mind do you think those collection are even enough for the hire of Namboole Stadium? Who pays for the foreign coach, the players’ allowances, the jerseys, residential trainings, the cranes’ bus maintenance, etc? sendijja, do some cash flow accounting and you will notice that your questions are redundant.

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