The UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin arrived in Uganda yesterday for courtesy visit to the Aliguma foundation at the Acholi Quarters.
On Tuesday night, Ceferin and members of his entourage arrived at Entebbe International Airport to monitor the advancement of humanitarian initiatives backed by UEFA and run by the Aliguma Foundation.
The state minister for sports, Hon Peter Ogwang, and Rita Aliguma, the CEO of the Aliguma Foundation, welcomed Aleksander eferin at Entebbe International Airport as he arrived for his Ugandan visit before he heads to Rwanda for the FIFA Congress on Thursday.
Aleksander Ceferin had an exclusive interview with NBS Sport renowned journalist Andrew Kabuura, and he stated, “Our foundation for children is supporting the Aliguma Foundation, so I decided to come and see what exactly is happening here in Uganda in regards to the development,” which is the primary object of his visit to Uganda.
When asked about African football, he responded by saying, “African football has developed a lot, and the players are great, but you have a chronic problem with infrastructure, and we need coaches and academies.” “We also need to work with children,” said Alexander eferin, President of UEFA.
It should be put in record that the Aliguma Foundation received a grant from the UEFA Foundation for Children for the first time as one of 65 humanitarian projects funded by the project’s Sports for Resilience and Empowerment that totaled €4.9 million (about UGX 19.1 billion) in 2019. (SREP).
The group was taken to the opulent Kampala Serena Hotel for a restful night before a strenuous second day, which would see him visit the renowned Acholi Quarters in Banda, Kampala, and later meet the first lady and minister of education and sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni.
The minister, Ogwang, openly expressed gratitude upon receiving such a high-profile guest.
“Finally, we are beginning to have big infrastructural development, and soon we will have a big announcement.”
“I won’t mention it now, but it’s going to be good news for the football fraternity.” Hon. Peter Ogwang stated