The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Dr. Patrice Motsepe has this evening arrived on a two day visit to Uganda.
He was welcomed at Entebbe airport by Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Moses Hashim Magogo.
Also in the country is Wallace Karia, the president of Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA).
From Entebbe, Dr. Motsepe was hosted at the FUFA Complex in Mengo where he was gifted a replica jersey of Uganda national football team, the Uganda Cranes.
“I am happy to be in Uganda. Where I come from in South Africa we have always known Uganda as a good place.
We know about Makerere University and the close relationship between Uganda and South Africa in the fight against apartheid.”
“There is a footballer at my club (Mamelodi Sundowns) called Denis Onyango. He is a legend, people love him and he is a good ambassador of Uganda.
And I’m sure this country can produce more players like him.” Dr. Motsepe said.
The CECAFA President, Wallace Karia, said the regional football body has been exemplary.
He said: “It is my pleasure to be here today as CAF President visits Uganda and CECAFA region.”
Adding: FUFA has been exemplary in some many areas and we are proud of the leadership. There is a well-designed structure on where the Federation wants to go and we hope that is achieved.”
The FUFA president Moses Magogo said they have a vision to become the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the pitch.
“And to achieve that, we have set ourselves targets. The key targets include; creating a professional industry, taking football to every homestead, and attaining excellence at the highest level.