Wadada Misses Out On UGX36 Million Afcon Reward Top story

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Defender Nicholas Wadada is one of the Uganda Cranes players who has missed out on receiving the reward of UGX36 million or 10,000 US dollars that has been wired to players accounts this week.

Defender Nicholas Wadada is one of the Uganda Cranes players who has missed out on receiving the reward of UGX36 million or US$10,000 that has been wired to players accounts this week.

FUFA President Moses Magogo confirmed to URN this morning that Wadada has not received the money, although they are working round the clock to convince State House that the player deserves to get the money.

Two weeks ago, President Yoweri Museveni hosted the Uganda Cranes team at State House Entebbe, and promised to pay each of the players and officials US$15,000. The president said this was a reward to the team for securing qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after 39 years of waiting.

However, Magogo explained that a letter from the Ministry of Education and Sports has stated that the money wired to the players is an equivalent of US$10,000 and the team will instead start getting the US$15,000 in future.

Magogo says that they sent in account details of 36 players and 10 officials to be considered, but only 30 players and six officials have received the money as authorities in State House reduced on the number without consulting. Besides Wadada who is yet to get the money, long serving defender Hassan Wasswa Mawanda also confirmed to URN on phone this morning that the money has not been sent to his account yet.

But Magogo clarified that Wasswa's issue was simply a mistake and will be handled. Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary later told URN on phone that he is yet to get details on the money wired to the accounts and which individuals did not receive.