KAMPALA — “Like education, talent identification and nurturing accords our budding youthful population the unique opportunity to break through in life while adding immense value to society. It’s upon this background that Parliament allotted significant budgetary resources to various Sports Federations to help support talent.’’
The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among made the remarks while addressing the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr. Patrice Motsepe at Parliament this morning.
Dr Motsepe who is on a two day to visit to the country to meet the Member Associations was accompanied by The President of CECAFA and Tanzania Football Federation, Mr Wallace John Karia.
The meeting was also attended by FUFA officials by their President Moses Magogo and Ms Among also revealed Uganda’s readiness to co-host the African Cup of nations 2027 with Tanzania which she said will help motivate and transform lives of thousands of people directly and indirectly.
“Football has been a uniting factor not only in this country but globally as well. It brings together fans, players, service providers, sponsors and various other stakeholders in ways that transcend the socio-economic barriers of tribe, politics, religion and race.’’ She added.
CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe commended the Speaker for her dedicated interest in promoting football and pledged support to ensure that Uganda successfully co-hosts the AFCON2027.
Dr. Patrice is the founder and owner of Mamelodi Sundowns; a team in which our renowned footballer, Denis Masinde Onyango continues to ply his illustrious goalkeeping trade.
He is expected to meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Statehouse later this afternoon.