By Thomas Odongo
Uganda Cranes Head Coach, Sebastien Desabre has heaped praise on local football governing body, FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Associations) for improving the game of football in the country.
Desabre’s positive FUFA comments came during the maiden FUFA Summit held on Monday afternoon at Serene Suites in Mutundwe, a Kampala suburb.
‘’I am glad to be here for this Summit and it is a good day for football and FUFA. It shows the ambitiousness of FUFA to develop the game in Uganda,’’ Desabre said.
‘’It is also very important to share the experience from different people because it is a good way to the future of football in Uganda hence FUFA should take much credit for the development of the sport,’’ he added.
Desabre also added that the maiden FUFA Summit was a good move for the federation because it aids to develop its objectives.
Desabre who took over the Cranes job in January also added that the FUFA Summit marked a new dawn of football in Uganda.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo who was also at the same event noted that the Summit was good for the game of football and in a few years, Uganda’s football will be on another level.
‘’The Summit’s sole motive is to find solutions to the problems in the game and we first want to focus on football in the field. This will affect our budget but we are ready to take football to another level because the game of football is changing everywhere,’’ Magogo noted.
National Council of Sports (NCS) General Secretary, David Katende Ssemakula also lauded FUFA for its tremendous efforts towards the game.
‘’I want to thank FUFA for organizing this Summit. Government is ready to inject more money into sports because sports is dynamic and never forget that FUFA is moving towards the right direction,’’ Katende noted.
The issues tackled in the maiden Summit include; Player development and talent identification, coaching development, refereeing development, equipment, facilities and technology, sports science and medicine plus football entities (family, schools/academies, clubs, national team).