The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has handed over 12.5 tonnes of rice to the National Covid-19 Task Force in a fight towards coronavirus.
This food is to be distributed to the communities during this period of the lockdown 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,” FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo said.
“We donated 12.5 tonnes of rice to the National Task force through the Office of the Prime Minister for onward distribution.”
“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 countrywide who are no longer earning without football being played due to the current lockdown,” he added.
Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut appreciated FUFA
Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut who represented National Task force Covid-19 appreciated the federation for the support.
“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,” Okurut said.
What does Hon. Hamson Denis Obua had to say?
Meanwhile, Sports minister in the country Hon. Hamson Denis Obua also appreciated the federation for it’s supportive heart.
“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.”
“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,” he noted.
Magogo was accompanied to event by first Vice President Justus Mugisha and third Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi together with the CEO Edgar Watson.