UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin kicked off his activities in Uganda this morning with a courtesy visit to the Joe Kigozi Academy at their training grounds in Naguru. The UEFA president was welcomed by Joe Kigozi, the General Manager of NBS Sport, who also serves as the founder of the Academy. While at the academy training grounds, Joe Kigozi thanked the UEFA president for honoring the invitation to visit Uganda for the second time, emphasizing the impact his visit would have on the country’s football sector.
The UEFA president was accompanied by the President of the Slovenian Football Association.
During their time at the grounds, the UEFA president and his delegates had a photo moment with the kids in the academy, later signing autographs before heading to the Acholi quarters to observe projects being carried out by the Aliguma Foundation.
Aleksander Ceferin and his delegates are scheduled to play a charity match today at 2 pm against the Uganda Parliament football team, captained by Honorable Moses Magogo at the St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
During a press conference at the airport last evening, Ceferin thanked Ugandans for their hospitality, stating that it was one of the reasons he invited his friends to join him in visiting. “Uganda is a beautiful country, which is why I suggested we should visit,” he said.
Honorable Ogwang, the Sports Minister, expressed gratitude to UEFA for consistently providing Uganda with opportunities and support, encouraging the President to continue backing Uganda in sports to enhance sports tourism.