FUFA 3rd Vice President and former Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has told Ugandan footballers not to lose hope following the 42 days suspension on sports by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last week.
In an audio circulated, Nakiwala encourages players to keep their bodies fit as it could be one way that could see them leave the country; “I appeal to our players not to lose hope after sports activities were suspended last week. I encourage them to keep their bodies fit while at home by doing their individual training drills and for those in camp, they should be optimistic that they will leave the country soon”
The CECAFA bound Uganda Cranes squad is already in camp and are set to leave the country on Wednesday and Nakiwala notes that FUFA is doing that ever it takes so that the travelling visas are secured in time despite an earlier rejection.
“Most of our players have to participate in some continental games and on Wednesday, they must leave the country.” Nakiwala said.
“Despite our first visa application being rejected by the government, we have filed another application after writing a letter through the NCS and we have hope the Visas will be out on Monday ahead of the journey.”
Concerning the FUFA Big league and StarTimes Uganda Premier league, the FUFA 3rd Vice says FUFA is doing everything possible to see action back as soon as possible.
“We are doing everything necessary to see that sport resumes as soon as possible across the country.”
“We hope our leagues can come to a climax, but if they can’t, winners will be announced promptly.”