By Our Reporter
FEDERATION of International Football Associations (FIFA) Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has thanked FUFA for the warm reception she was accorded while on her visit to Uganda.

Samoura in a group photo with FUFA officials

Madam Samoura was in Uganda a fortnight ago on an official visit that saw her engage in a number of football related activities including inaugurating the new FUFA Headquarter extension.

The FIFA Secretary General lauded FUFA for the hospitality and praised the federation for a commitment towards the development of football in Uganda.
“I have now returned home with a host of unforgettable memories. On behalf of the entire FIFA delegation, I would like to thank you, wholeheartedly for affording us such a cordial welcome and warm hospitality on the occasion of the inauguration of the FUFA Headquarter extension.” Said FIFA SG.

FIFA SG Samoura, Sports minister Obua and FURA President Magogo

She noted that, “It was an honour for me to attend the opening of the new offices and I would like to express my congratulations to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations for this wonderful building which will no doubt contribute, with the continuous support of FIFA, to the further development of football and its infrastructure in Uganda and Africa.”

The new FUFA headquarter extension houses a number of offices and was fully funded by FIFA through the FIFA Forward Programme(FFP). The new offices are just adjacent to the old building located on plot 879, Wakaliga Road-Mengo which was built under the FIFA Goal I project during the reign of Denis Obua (RIP) in 2003.

Samoura believes FUFA shares the same vision of developing the game of football like FIFA and heaped praise on the federation for the several projects.
She had this to say, “It was also a great privilege to visit the construction site of the Kadiba project in Mengo, a historical playground for many talents and the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru, a complex that may serve as an example and will contribute to the growth of football in Uganda. Indeed, I was able to truly appreciate that we are sharing the same vision of football and its values and the same commitment of developing football at all levels..”


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