Why FUFA allocated only UGX 735 million of UGX 1.86 billion COVID grant

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations has released a breakdown of the FIFA COVID-19 Relief grant towards women football clubs. 

It should be noted that FIFA allocated USD 500,000 (UGX 1.864 billion) to each of its 211 Member Associations specifically towards the development and continuity of women’s football after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Following the receipt of the funds, FUFA has confirmed that they will distribute UGX 735 million to all women football clubs who engage in association football including the FUFA Women Super League(FWSL), Women Elite League(FWEL), Regional League clubs, and the Women beach soccer clubs. 

FUFA said that the FIFA grant will be used to cater for the two-year ‘Take Flight Project’ which is aimed at developing women’s football in Uganda. 

The allocation therefore goes towards the first phase of the project whose objective is geared towards increasing women football in Uganda, improving the women football leagues and national teams and increasing the number of girls playing football. 

According to the breakdown, FWSL clubs will receive UGX 400 million with each of the 10 clubs in the division receiving UGX 40 million. 

The FWEL will be given UGX 180 million with each of the 12 clubs in the division given UGX 15 million. The Regional leagues will receive UGX 150 million with the 50 clubs playing at the regional level receiving UGX 3 million each. 

The five clubs who compete in the Women beach soccer league will receive UGX one million each. The clubs are expected to receive the funds starting Friday, 30th October 2020.

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