Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced that it will meet travel expenses the country’s football clubs engaging in continental tournaments.
The development was announced Wednesday by FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kiiza, who said guidelines will be followed to benefit from the decision taken by the FUFA Executive.
“FUFA has made strides as a result of increased government funding for the Uganda Cranes activities. We now have resources for other football activities and stakeholders to develop the game of football in Uganda,” said Kiiza.
This comes at a time when league champions, KCCA FC and Proline FC have been entered to represent Uganda in the CAF Club tournaments this season.
KCCA FC won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League title and will thus feature in the CAF Champions League while Proline FC lifted the Stanbic Uganda Cup to take the berth in the CAF Confederation cup.
At the preliminary first round in the CAF Champions League between August 9-11, African Stars of Namibia will host KCCA FC before the return leg in Kampala between August 23-25.
On the same dates, Proline will as well play Masters Security Services of Malawi at the preliminary stage for both the first and return legs.
The approved arrangement indicates that FUFA shall assume the expenses of travel by plane and allowances for the Leader of Delegation as well as expenses of travel by plane in economy class of the participating team for a maximum of 25 persons (18 players and 7 officials) from Entebbe to the Airport of the host Country within the provisions of the relevant Competition regulations.
The participating club shall provide in writing to FUFA CEO the list of the travelling contingent 14 days to the intended date of departure.
FUFA says it will however not assume the expenses arising out of any changes for whatever reason to the air tickets originally issued.