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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin arrives in Uganda

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Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, flew into Uganda yesterday to pay a visit to the Aliguma Foundation in the Acholi Quarters.


On Tuesday night, Ceferin and members of his entourage landed at Entebbe International Airport to follow the development of UEFA-sponsored and Aliguma Foundation-led humanitarian projects.

The state minister for sports, Hon Peter Ogwang, and Rita Aliguma, the CEO of the Aliguma Foundation, welcomed Aleksander Ceferin at the airport as he arrived for his visit before he heads to Rwanda for the 73rd FIFA Congress on Thursday.

Aleksander Ceferin speaking to the media yesterday stated, “Our foundation for children is supporting the Aliguma Foundation, so I decided to come and see what exactly is happening here in Uganda in regards to the development,” which is the primary object of his visit to Uganda.

When asked about African football, he responded by saying, “African football has developed a lot, and the players are great, but you have a chronic problem with infrastructure, and we need coaches and academies.” “We also need to work with children,” said Alexander Ceferin, President of UEFA. It should be noted that the Aliguma Foundation was one of 65 humanitarian initiatives supported by the Sports for Resilience and Empowerment project in 2019, which received funding totaling €4.9 million (roughly UGX 19.1 billion).

This was the first time the Aliguma Foundation had received a grant from the UEFA Foundation for Children (SREP).


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