FUFA President and Budiope East Member of Parliament elect, Eng. Moses Hashim Magogo has said the federation’s main focus is to rebuild Uganda’s national football team, the Cranes.
Magogo made the remarks during the FUFA-Media quarterly engagement with the Media at the Jevine Hotel, Rubaga on Tuesday 6th, April 2021.
The remarks come just a week after the Uganda Cranes failed to reach a third consecutive AFCON finals berth after they finished third in group B behind Burkina Faso and Malawi.
“FUFA’s main focus is rebuilding the national team, the Uganda Cranes,” Moses Magogo said before adding;
“We have already started a new cycle of our rebuilding as we have asked those who think they don’t have nothing new to add to the team to retire amicably. Our junior teams have been performing very well in international stages so I can tell you, we have able young players there who can replace those who will retire.”
“Our target is qualifying for the United American 2026 World Cup, so we want to build a team that can qualify and compete at the finals.”
In the same engagement, Magogo confirmed he is going to stand again as the FUFA president despite being an elected member of parliament in Budiope East.
“I will make it official that I am standing again as FUFA President because now that I am in parliament, I think I will able to table sports issues on the floor so that football is served better.”
The FUFA presidential and Executive elections will take place before or on 31st August, 2021 according to the FUFA Electoral road map.
The Federation has been under attack in recent weeks over the National team’s players salaries that have not been paid, despite receiving funds from the National Council of Sports (NCS).