Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Dr. Patrice Motsepe jetted into Uganda on Thursday evening ahead of a two-day visit.
FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim speaking.
“I take the pleasure to welcome you to FUFA and Uganda Mr. President, we are honoured to have you here and hopeful that your visit will bear fruits both in the short and long term,” said the FUFA President in his opening remarks.
CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe signing the visitor’s book in FUFA President’s office.
“Our vision as FUFA is to become the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the pitch. And to achieve that, we have set ourselves targets. The key targets include; creating a professional industry, taking football to every homestead, and attaining excellence at the highest level.” He added.
FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim showing CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe the 8 Key focus areas of the Federation.
CECAFA President, Karia who also attended the meeting lauded FUFA for taking the lead in the region, indicating many Federations are using FUFA as a good example.
CECAFA President, Wallace Karia.
“It is my pleasure to be here today as CAF President visits Uganda and CECAFA region. FUFA has been exemplary in some many areas and we are proud of the leadership. There is a well designed structure on where the Federation wants to go and we hope that is achieved.” He said.
CAF President Motspee in his opening remarks appreciated the cordial relationship between Uganda and South Africa.
CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe speaking to FUFA Executive Committee Members.
FUFA Executive Committee Members listening to CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
“I am happy to be in Uganda. Where I come from (South Africa) we have always known Uganda as a good place. We know about Makerere University and the close relationship between Uganda and South Africa in the fight against apartheid.”
CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
Dr. Motsepe lauded FUFA for the efforts made towards development of football. He also stressed that CAF has plans of extending more support to Member Associations.
“When I meet President Museveni tomorrow, I will talk about the importance of football, sports in general and how this sector can help transform society. We are looking at empowering every Member Association through different aspects such as capacity building and funding. CAF is looking at giving every MA at least 1M USD to help in developing and prompting the game.” He stated.
CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe had a visit to 102.1 FUFA fm studios.
CAF President later had an interaction with the media at Kampala Serena Hotel.
CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe speaking to the media.
FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim addressing the media.
On Friday, he will meet the President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the Private Sector before departing for Seychelles.