By Edward Tumusiime
Each member of the Uganda Cranes team which includes players and officials will receive a qualification bonus of $2,500.
The Federation of Uganda Football Association president, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim made the announcement in the dressing room shortly after the 4-0 aggregate win against Tanzania at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
The Cranes have booked their ticket to the sixth straight African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The FUFA President was in the company of the Minister of State for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang, NCS General Secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel, and FUFA Executive Members.
The President indicated this is good for the locally based players to go and weigh themselves at the continental level.
“I am extremely happy that we have been able to secure qualification to CHAN. As FUFA, our target is to enter and qualify for every tournament. It is not easy to make sixth successive finals and the target is to perform better than the previous attempts,” he started.
“It is not our policy to go into games without promising a qualification bonus which we didn’t make this time round. But together with the FUFA Executive, we have agreed to give $2,000 to every member of the team as a qualification bonus.” The President announced.
Minister Ogwang who also addressed the team stated that the government will top up $500 for every member of the team thus making a grand total of $2,500.
“The FUFA President has already announced the pledge from FUFA but on behalf of the Government, I want to announce that we shall top up $500 to every member of the team.” He said amidst cheers from the players.
The Minister also promised a state dinner to the team.