The President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ćeferin, has arrived in Uganda for a significant 2-day visit.
This marks his second return to the country under the invitation of the Aliguma Foundation Sports & Empowerment Center (AFSEC).
Ćeferin, accompanied by a delegation of over 200 individuals, arrived on Sunday
The highlight of Ćeferin’s visit is set to unfold on Monday at the St. Marys Stadium in Kitende.
The UEFA President will participate in a charity match alongside the UEFA Legends team against the Uganda Parliament Team. The proceeds from this will be directed towards supporting the Boy and Girl-Child, reflecting UEFA’s commitment to social responsibility.
Ćeferin is scheduled to explore various soccer academies too.
He then will travel to the town of Masindi, home to the Aliguma Foundation Sports & Empowerment Center (AFSEC) in Kinuuma Village- Bigando Parish, Miirya Sub-County. Here, he will bear witness to the foundation’s profound impact across the country. The pinnacle of this leg of the visit will be the official commissioning of the newly developed training soccer pitch, a testament to the collaborative efforts in advancing football infrastructure.
In 2019, the Aliguma Foundation received a grant from the UEFA Foundation for Children, marking their inclusion in the Sports For Resilience & Empowerment Project (SREP).
The subsequent year saw the foundation securing a second grant, a clear testament to UEFA’s satisfaction with the impactful and accountable utilization of the initial funding.
The UEFA President’s engagement with the Aliguma Foundation reaffirms the potent role of sports in shaping communities and fostering resilience, leaving an indelible mark on Uganda’s football landscape.