The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has budgeted UGX 2.5 billion to cater for the Cranes team during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group stage.
Decolas Kiiza, the Head of finance at the Federation said that the money is needed to cater for allowances, air tickets for matches, air tickets for professional players and bonuses.
The Cranes who ejected Madagascar and Mauritania in the preliminary round of the qualifiers will now face the Togo, Guinea and the Black Stars of Ghana in Group E of the qualifiers.
Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team will play away to Ghana on September 5th in Kumasi before flying back in time to host Guinea five days later.
In October Cranes will have two back-to-back games against Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo team before a home game against Ghana on November 15th and the last game away to Guinea four days later.
Kiiza explained that the FA might have to incur high costs as they might have to go for quick connection flights out of some destinations because games will have a few days in-between.
The official however said more details will be released after the executive meeting has taken place.
Early this month President Yoweri Museveni through State House donated UGX 360 million to fund the Cranes trip to Mauritania and the U-17 to Rwanda for the return leg of the 2015 Africa Youth Championship qualifier.
The FA officials will keep their fingers crossed hoping that Museveni can lend a helping hand again for the Cranes Afcon qualifiers and the U-17s’ two games against Zambia.