By Moses Wantimba
Federation of Uganda football Association president Moses Magogo finally responded to the discontent that has for long been expressed by the Uganda Boxing Federation boss Moses Muhangi.
The UBF president had blamed most of the shortcomings of his federation’s activities to imbalanced allocation of funds by government to the sports sector with FUFA claiming more than half of the national resource envelope.
And he further stated this while at the brain-storming forum organised by the National Council for Sports as it engaged the various sports mother bodies at the Copper Chimney restaurant in Lugogo on Tuesday.
“I’m not happy with the criteria used in allocating the available resources because football takes about 70% (10 of the 17 billion budget). This is wrong because the rest of the other federations are limited to share the remaining portion.”
However,the FUFA President Moses Magogo distanced himself from what he implied as petty media fights in response.
“Whereas funding is a key element but our projection should move away from the egg-chicken stories that we seem to be focusing on. As sports, we need to show value to government and there’s no way we are going to achieve that if we are divided,” said Magogo.
However,not disregarding fair allocation of resources to the various disciplines,Moses Muhangi insists that the criteria for allocating funds should integrate some performance indicators rather than only the size of the national teams and pending projects.