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FUFA extends aid towards COVID-19 fight, donates 12.5 tones of rice to over 2000 football players



By Reporter


FUFA President Moses Magogo, 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi together with the CEO Edgar Watson hand over aid to Minister Mary Karoro Okurut  

The Uganda Football governing board FUFA has today handed over 12.5tones of rice to the National Covid-19 Task Force to be distributed to the communities during this period of the lock down as a result of the pandemic that broke out around the world.

‘FUFA has responded to the call by H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  who is a great supporter of football at all levels by donating 12.5tones of rice to the National Task force through the Office of the Prime Minister for onward distribution’ said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.

12.5 tones of rice that FUFA donated to aid in the fight against COVID-19

‘The donation will also cater  for over  2000 football players and officials in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Women Super League and FUFA Women Elite League country wide who are no longer earning without football being played due to the current lock down’ added Magogo.

The National Task force Covid-19 was represented by Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut.

‘We welcome the donation and this will help us add to what we have already received. We encourage everyone to remain fit during this period’ noted Hon. Karooro.

Leilah Nankya, Events manager FUFA

The Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Denis Obua attended the brief function held at Prime Minister’s office in Kampala.

Hon. Hamson Denis Obua

‘On behalf of the sports sub sector of Uganda, i would like to salute FUFA through this humble donation of rice to the National task force of Covid-19. We are optimistic as a country  in response to the call by H.E. the President of Uganda, the sports subsector although has been greatly affected together with tourism through FUFA we are able to make this humble contribution. I call upon all the sports loving members of the society who can make a contribution just like FUFA has done to follow suit but there is also a provision in the Bible in the Acts of Apostles Chapter 20 verse 35 that says; there is more blessing in giving than receiving. So i call upon you, all the sports fans of Uganda if you have the ability to provide, the timeb is now’


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