Uganda’s football governing body has extended support to young girl footballers by financing their training ahead of their Cameroon tie.
The Uganda u17 national team is scheduled to take on Cameroon in the last round of the world cup qualifying stage with the first leg of the tie will be played in Kampala on the 31st of October and the second leg on 2nd November in Cameroon.
FUFA has provided $100 to all the 35 players called for the under seventeen national team ahead of a game against Cameroon Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications Director confirmed.
“FUFA will release funds to 35 players in the U17 Girls’ national team and each player will receive $100 to aid them in personal training as they prepare for the final stage of the FIFA U17 World cup qualifiers with Cameroon. The coaches have been in constant engagement with the players, sharing training manuals as we wait for Government to lift the lockdown on sports activities’” Hussein stated.
Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications Director, expects the facilitation to help the young lasses in personal training as FUFA plans on securing a camp for the players to enable them to have preparations with the coaches before the game.
“We believe this financial facilitation will help the players to continue with personal training as we work around plans to get the team to camp in preparation for the matches against Cameroon. FUFA is ready to support the team so that we realize our target of qualifying to the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India,” added Hussein.
Uganda saw off Ethiopia and Tanzania in the preliminary and first-round respectively and they will be hoping they can eliminate Cameroon too come 2nd November.