FUFA distributes Shs. 1.8 Billion COVID-19 relief fund to stake-holders

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has released the FIFA COVID-19 Relief fund $500,000 (Ug.shs 1,800,000,000) to the football stakeholders.

The FUFA Executive Committee convened on Monday, 17th August 2020 and approved the appropriation of the FIFA COVID-19 relief grant of 500,000.

‘FUFA wishes to announce receipt of USD 500,000 being the first part of Solidarity Grant earlier applied for. The FUFA Executive Committee deliberated on and approved the allocation of the funds.  As stipulated in the Regulations funds will be transferred directly to the beneficiary’s bank account within the next 14 days’ stated Edgar Watson, FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Executive Committee will reconvene soon to take a decision on the appropriation of the Women Football Grant based on the strategy submitted earlier to FIFA.

‘FUFA is in the process of applying for the Women’s Football Grant and all stakeholders will be informed of any developments in this regard as soon as they occur. FUFA wishes to express its gratitude to FIFA for the timely support to football and its stake holders especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic period’ added Watson.

Each of the Uganda Premier League clubs will take Shs 32,920,000.

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