The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has put in place perimeters for rewarding the national team if they perform well at the on-going 2014 Africa Nations Championship in South Africa.
Mujib Kasule, the FA Vice President in-charge of the League and Chairman technical committee, revealed to URN in an interview at the Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard Hotel in Cape Town that they decided that each player takes home $1,000 (UGX2,500,000) if they win the trophy.
Kasule, a former Cranes striker said the players are aware of what is expected of them because the Federation has played it’s part. He said all the players had received UGX320,000 for training allowances while in Kampala, UGX220,000 for home up-keep and $400 (UGX1,000,000) for allowances in South Africa.
Speaking about the rewards awaiting the players, Kasule said if the team qualifies for the quarter finals, each player will receive $100 (UGX250,000) per day, while making it to the semi-finals and on-wards will guarantee them $200 (UGX500,000) per day, while coming second will earn each player $500 (UGX1,250,000).
Interestingly the winning team at the tournament will bag in the range of $750,000 to $800,000, while each of the 16 teams will take home $100,000.
Moses Magogo, the FA President said that they have worked hard to provide what the team wants, but added that these players deserve to earn even more especially if the government comes in to support them.