CHAN 2023 – Gov’t boosts preparations with Shs. 2 bill
Monday – Government of Uganda has disbursed shs2 billion to Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to help the national team, Uganda Cranes, prepare for the upcoming CHAN Finals.
According to the federation, part of the funds will also help in settlement of arrears accrued as a result of the team’s earlier engagements.
This comes after FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo came out to declare that Uganda withdrew from CHAN finals for lack of funds.
“Like for the U-23, we are left with no further option but to withdraw the Uganda Cranes from CHAN finals because Ministry of Finance has not provided the funds as appropriated by Parliament of Uganda…..Sorry for the players and coaches who qualified the team but it is the moment to face the reality,” Magogo tweeted.
In the current financial year, FUFA was allocated shs17 billion, but only shs4.8 billion has been received by the federation.
Magogo appreciated the government for the gesture.
‘I thank the Government of Uganda led by H.E President Museveni , First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mama Janet Museveni, Parliament of Uganda, Ministry of Finance, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang.”
The 2022 African Nations Championship, known as CHAN 2022 (TotalEnergies African Nations Championship), will be the 7th edition of the biennial association football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), featuring national teams consisting of players currently playing in their respective local leagues. This edition of the tournament will be held in Algeria between 13 January and 4 February 2023.
The Uganda Cranes fly out on 1st January 2023 for build up matches in Tunisia before connecting to Algeria.