The president of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Moses Magogo, believes hosting international engagements like the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers will help Uganda get and improve footballing infrastructures.
Magogo was speaking to journalists at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru during the kick off of the qualifiers. The technical centre has been under renovation for two months in preparation for the qualifiers.
The new additions at the facility have given it a fresh look, FUFA said, adding that it will always try to improve the facility by hosting such international engagements.
‘As FUFA, we decided that instead of using money to hire other facilities, we shall try to host such competitions at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru because this will task us to make improvements on the facility,’ Magogo said.
Adding: “When we submitted our bid to host the CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers, we had to make improvements on the dressing rooms, parking area, pavilions and indeed there has been great improvement,”
Some of the new changes include, construction of new dressing rooms to add to the existing ones (now the centre has 4 dressing rooms), an expansive area for the VIPs-on the opposite side of the dressing rooms, parking for the teams behind the dressing rooms and sanitary facilities for the fans.
There has also been painting of the existing structures namely; the administration block(offices), hostels and the main hall.
The CAF Women’s Champions League CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers will run up to 30th August with the Champion earning a sole ticket to represent the region at the final tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.