The latest development coming our way is that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has requested that all salaries of Members of Parliament should be deducted by Ug shs 500, 000 to facilitate the national soccer team which is going to play in the AFCON cup.
Rebecca Kadaga, made this request yesterday and wants her request to be implemented as soon as possible because this is a matter of urgency as the Cranes will be carrying the Ugandan flag high after 38 years of waiting.
This comes after the FUFA president Magogo last week held a press conference calling on the Ugandan government to aid the national team in terms of finance because the money they had was not enough to take them through this AFCON campaign.
If Kadaga’s request comes to pass, the cranes will most likely get a sum of about 11billion which might also see them go up to the World cup campaign.
The Uganda cranes are due to play against teams like Ghana, Egypt and Mali in their group of the African Cup of Nations and with the friendly matches they have played so far where the team beat Slovakia and Slovenia and lost to Tunisia, there is hope that they might make it out of the group stages.