According to the 2019/2020 budget, National Council for Sports- NCS has been allocated 17.4 billion shillings and 10 billion shillings of which would go to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
Forum for Democratic Change-FDC wants government to increase funding
to sports activities.
Addressing the press on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, FDC
Deputy Spokesperson John Kikonyogo said that sport is a very good avenue to
market Uganda abroad.
According to the 2019/2020 budget, National Council for Sports-
NCS has been allocated 17.4 billion shillings and 10 billion shillings of which
would go to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
Among others, the FUFA budget includes paying the National head
coach 75 million shillings monthly, the national assistant coaches, and also
about 50 national players who receive shillings one million monthly.
In the FUFA 2018/2019 budget, 3.8 billion shillings was earmarked
to finance the Uganda Cranes participation in the on-going Africa Cup
of Nations -AFCON).
Kikonyogo says that government should prioritize investing in
sports because it promotes Uganda’s sportspersons and advertises Uganda abroad
something that could bring in more revenue.
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Kikonyogo says that the Cranes strike for allowances during the
Afcon tournament was a clear sign underfunding and a call for action to be
He said while the Ugandan team had pulled off a good show in
Egypt, its image and that of the country was tainted because of the strike.
Kikonyogo says sports people need to be motivated with better pay
something that comes with proper funding.
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Kikonyogo says there is need to promote sports in schools and also
to establish more sports facilities across the country. He said physical
education sessions seem to be fading away from schools and yet these were
very instrumental in promoting sports among students in schools.