In times of need, everyone needs a shoulder to lean on and with the Covid-19 pandemic steadily disrupting the world, the Federation of Uganda Football Association is giving a helping hand to several footballer stakeholders.
It was announced earlier this week that the Federation would provide up to 12.5 tones of rice to clubs and football individuals so as to enable them go through this period.
On Friday, BUL FC-one of the 16 clubs playing in the top tier, confirmed receiving the rice.
They announced through a media statement, that they had received 175 kilograms of Rice.
“BUL Football Club can confirm that today Friday April 17, we received the FUFA’s donation of 175 kgs of rice towards their generous contribution to all Premier and Big League players.”
BUL were the first team to confirm receiving the donation and many others are expected to do likewise in the next few days.
The Jinja based club also thanked the Federation for the ‘timely support’.
“At BUL Football Club Jinja family, we say thank you to FUFA for we will never say enough to express our appreciation for your timely support to our players in this trying moment when players can’t kick a ball to earn a living. You are one of a kind. We feel so much pleased and special for this food donation received.”
FUFA is understood to have distributed the rice to several clubs and other individuals.
The Federation resolved that the rice would by given to several other categories of individuals and institutions aside from Premier and Big League players.
The other include, FUFA Women Super League Clubs, Women Elite League Clubs, FUFA Staff, UPL Secretariat, Vulnerable Ex-Internationals and other Vulnerable Football persons.