Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) confirms that allocation of financial assistance (FIFA COVID-19 relief) towards Women football clubs has been effected.
This is after the World football governing body, FIFA released USD 500,000 specifically directed towards the development and continuity of women’s football after the outbreak of COVID-19.
‘FUFA has received the FIFA Grant of USD 500,000 that was allocated through the COVID-19 Relief plan for development of Women football.’ Confirmed FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson.
It should be noted that the FIFA Grant is approved to cater for the ‘Take Flight Project’ which was launched in a bid to develop Women’s football in Uganda for the next two years (2020-2021).
The strategy was hinged on four key pillars that include:
- Increasing Women involved in football
- Improving the Women Football Leagues and National Teams
- Increasing number of Girls playing football
- Increasing revenue generating streams for Women football
It is upon this background that FUFA has approved a total of UGX 735M to be paid directly to Women football clubs starting Friday, 30th October 2020.
Each of the teams in the FUFA Women Super League which is the top tier league will receive UGX 40M. The League will have ten teams next season implying they will get a total of UGX 400M.
The 12 teams playing in the FUFA Women Elite League (2nd division) will get UGX 15M each while teams playing in the Regional Leagues (50 teams) will get UGX 3M each.
UGX 5M has been allocated to the five teams featuring in the Women Beach Soccer League with each getting one million shillings.
Below is the breakdown: