Gov’t to pay Cranes players monthly salary, buy new team bus

Grace Lindsay Mbabazi

In a bid to develop the game of football in Uganda and monitoring the national team players, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has announced a motivation plan starting this year.

FUFA President Moses Magogo while speaking to journalists on Wednesday said that government has released Shs 4.3b towards the motivation plan. Magogo said that the money will be spent on facilitating the national team coach, players and also purchase a new bus for the team.

According to Magogo, Cranes players will now be given a monthly stipend of Shs1m starting with January arrears. He also adds that the remainder of the money will cater for team expenses, national and international friendlies among others.

“Government and FUFA believe that if this plan is successfully implemented, it will strengthen the local leagues and help dissuade players from rushing in for offers from clubs outside the country,” Magogo said.

Magogo says that the players’ monthly salary will be commenced as soon as 50-man list is compiled.

“Players will have to compete to be on this list as it will be based on merit. The coach will choose those to be paid starting February.”

 

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