Govt On Spot Over Uganda Cranes Facilitation

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In short
On September 4th, Uganda Cranes take on Comoros national football team in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game at Namboole, Kampala.

Ajuri County Member of Parliament, Denis Hamson Obua has tasked government to explain why no financial assistance has been availed to the Uganda Cranes team ahead of their game against Comoros.
  
On September 4th, Uganda Cranes take on Comoros national football team in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game at Namboole, Kampala.
  
MP Obua now asks why, 17 days to the game, no financial support has been extended to the national team for preparations.
  
"Our national football team, up to now has not received any support from the Government of Uganda. This is the only golden opportunity that we may have to qualify for Africa Cup of Nations," Obua told the House during plenary today. 
   
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In his response, the State minister for planning David Bahati promised that government will ensure that Uganda Cranes is provided with financial support before the game.
  
Bahati, however, did not divulge the amount of money that will be availed to the team and when.
  
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Uganda last qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978 when the Cranes lost to hosts Ghana in the finals.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.