The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) unanimously passed a budget worth UGX 36,095,753,881 for the financial year 2021 at the 96th Ordinary General Assembly held at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala.
There is an increase of UGX 3.646,443,239 Billion shillings from the previous financial year budget.
Fufa Finance Director Julian Namuganga revealed the source of funds as follows;
- FIFA Operational Grant – 6,577,800,000
- FIFA Projects Grant – 2,692,680,000
- FIFA Solidarity Grant – 1,140,000,000
- CAF Grant – 4,180,000,000
- Government- 11,917,940,881
- Sponsorships – 8,171,000,000
- Others – 1,416,333,000
Namuganga explained that the FIFA Operational Grant is unchanged from the prior period while the Project funding includes grants for COVID-19 Relief.
She further asserted that CAF Grant will include expected CHAN and AFCON TV Rights while Government funding will go to the Senior Men’s Football Team (Uganda Cranes) and the FUFA Drum.
The passed budget will cater for all FUFA expenses and this have been categorised into three areas namely;
Sport – 71%
Governance – 6%
This will trickle down to the 10 key focus areas of FUFA that include
Administration – 4, 861,160,000
Communications – 1,362,266,250
Competitions – 2,874,925,000
Football Development – 4,118,500,000
Governance – 1,355,280,000
Infrastructure – 2,910,130,000
Marketing – 2,049,000,000
Membership – 1,650,000,000
National Teams – 13,496,117,461
Office of the FUFA President – 633,200,000
Harunah Mawanda moved the motion to pass the financial report.
Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Delegate Deo Mutabazi and Patrick Lugemwa from the Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) seconded the motion.
Meanwhile, the assembly also agreed to grant the auditors, KAL Associates yet another year.
Additional Reporting by Fufa website