By Fred Hidula
The Government of Uganda has fully embraced FUFA’’s plan to kick start a primary school’s football development campaign.
Yesterday, the campaign dabbed Odilo was launched at the FUFA headquarters in Mengo.
The under Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports, Aggrey Kibenge, Grace Abalo, in charge of Physical Education and Sports and Ivan Niwamanya from the National Council of Sports (NCS) were present.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, noted that the FUFA Primary School Champions is a strategy by the federation to achieve its mission of being the number one football nation in Africa on and off the field.
“We can only achieve our mission by following procedures and one of the strategies is developing grassroot football. There’s no shortcut to football development,” Magogo said.
In a bid to further develop the game right from its grass roots to match international footballing standards, a committee was named to oversee the project.
The committee will be headed by FUFA’s first Vice President Justus Mugisha, 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye, Haj Abdu Sekabira, JB Masiko, and Farouk Kigongo.
The Federation will also create an under 15 category to ensure that it feeds the under 17 team rankings. This will with time ensure that the national team receives adequate supply of talented youngsters.
Besides, it will become easy for the players to get a chance of plying their trade in top European teams due to a good footballing background.