The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has approved a USD 1.5 billion COVID-19 relief fund to 211 member Associations including Uganda’s FUFA.
” I’m proud to announce that the FIFA Council has unanimously approved $1.5 billion as COVID-19 Relief plan to our Member Associations.’ FIFA President Gianni Infantino said,
Ahmed Hussein the FUFA Communications Director has expressed FUFA’s gratitude to the cause and promised that the funds will be utilized to everyone’s expectations.
Speaking to fufa.co.ug, Hussein said,
“On behalf of the Uganda Football community, we wish to thank FIFA for supporting world football and we will ensure that these funds are utilized in accordance with the rules and objectives for which they were sent.”
The target for these funds shall be supporting football to manage the current and post COVID-19 effects to the game in Uganda so that football can get better.
FUFA in particular will be entitled to USD 1.5 million, part of which (USD500,000) is ring-fenced for supporting women football activities in the country.
FUFA is set to convene an online Extra-Ordinary General Assembly to discuss the available funds and it’s the allocation to the respective beneficiaries.
It should be noted that FUFA also received the second bit (USD 500,000) of the FIFA grant for operational costs in April.