Aleksander Ceferin, the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), is set to visit Uganda for the second time, invited by the Aliguma Foundation this February.
During his first visit to Uganda, he toured some of the Aliguma Foundation projects in the slums of Kisenyi (Banda 1) and Acholi Quarters, where the slum football tournament takes place.
In Kisenyi, Ceferin and his entourage were accompanied by Ritah Aliguma (CEO and Founder of the Aliguma Foundation), the State Minister for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang, Ambrose Tashobya (Chairman, National Council of Sports), and other officials.The Aliguma Foundation is a beneficiary of UEFA under the child grant in the world.
Aleksander Ceferin also had an exclusive interview with NBS Sport renowned journalist Andrew Kabuura. He stated that his foundation for children is supporting the Aliguma Foundation, so he decided to come and see what exactly is happening in Uganda in regards to development, which was the primary purpose 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 Aleksander Ceferin, President of UEFA.
It should be noted 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, totaling €4.9 million (about UGX 19.1 billion) in 2019 (SREP).
Ceferin is expected to arrive with a team of UEFA Legends who will play a charity football match against the team from the Parliament of Uganda at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on the 12th of February 2024.