The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) has made a 12.5 tonne donation of rice that will be distributed to players across all its division to cushion them during the Coronavirus pandemic.
FUFA made a total donation of 12.5 tonnes of rice to Uganda’s National Covid-19 Task Force, with 10 going to the collective pouch while 10 will be distributed to players across the country whose livelihood has been disrupted by the shutdown on sports caused by the virus.
“Standing by our motto which is ‘It is our game it is our country’ and out of the meagre resources that we have despite the various needs we have, we have responded to the call by the President with a donation of 12.5 tonnes of rice,” FUFA president Moses Magogo said while presenting the donation to the task force.
He added: “We have also requested to the task force that they submit 2.5 tonnes to distribute to footballers across the country not playing football at the moment and yet they have been earning through it they are also a group of vulnerable people.”
The donation worth about USD 13,000 will cater for over 2000 football players and officials in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Women Super League and FUFA Women Elite League country wide who are no longer earning without football being played due to the current lock down.
Meanwhile in Kenya, National Division One side Congo United have decided to offer foodstuff to their players to shield them from the effects of the virus. Club Chairman Alamin Ahmed says they will continue supporting their players at this difficult period.
In South Sudan, top flight side Atlabara have taken to efforts to sensitize the public on the virus and its dangers, while at the same time donating sanitizers especially to markets within the capital Juba as they look to ensure the cases are within manageable levels in the country.