After donating food to the vulnerable people, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has been asked to distribute foodstuff to their licensed players.
The federation donated this food in order to bolster these people especially players from the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fufa had donated 12.5 tonnes of rice to the National Covid-19 Task Force through the Office of the Prime Minister for onward distribution, but they have been asked by the authority to distribute the food donations instead.
The federation confirmed all the licensed players are supposed to receive their rations by Monday evening.
“The Covid-19 National Task Force delegated Fufa to distribute rice to vulnerable football players and officials on its behalf and report back,” Fufa said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.
“Fufa has consequently started the nation-wide distribution of the rice to the players, through their respective clubs, that include; the 2019/20 Fufa licensed players of the 16 Uganda Premier League clubs.”
“The 2019/20 Fufa licensed players of the 18 Fufa Big League clubs, the 2019/20 Fufa licensed players of the seven Fufa Women Super League clubs and the 2019/20 Fufa licensed players of the 14 Fufa Women Elite League clubs.”
“It’s the obligation of the respective clubs to ensure that each player signs in person for the rice. The entitled players are expected to have received their rice by 1800 Hours on Monday 20th April 2020.”
All football activities were suspended by the government in March as one way of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Since then, some of the players in Uganda’s top-flight have been crying foul as life has been difficult for them.
Some of the notable players include SC Villa and Onduparaka FC players who have gone months without being paid.