Moses Magogo, the President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA says they decided to re-brand and change the logo of the national team jersey for business reasons. Magogo says the FUFA executive decided to change the national team jersey so as to generate some money, which was not possible in the past.
He says in an interview that, despite the fact that there is no law that regulates the change of jersey, they decided that it was time to look a new and start earning from the jerseys since it is now registered. Magogo says that FUFA, now reserves the right to give anyone an opportunity to sale the Cranes jersey, but this comes at a cost since the federation has patent rights.
He argued that, since FUFA is busy looking for money to finance different activities, earning from selling registered jerseys will be a big boost.
About the change of some colors and the logo on the team jersey, Magogo reasoned that over time the national team and not only in Uganda have had different colors for the jerseys.
When asked for comment, Edgar Watson, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer also explained that there is no law in Uganda that stipulates on how and why the national team jerseys must be changed.
The former Cranes skipper also argued that a national team can have jerseys with many different colors like the case has been over the years.
Watson however admitted that he has had cries from some sections of the football loving public saying they preferred the yellow jersey. He however, said some of the supporters are in love with the New Jersey.