FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo commended each individual, institutions and corporate companies for responding positively and giving generously towards the just concluded FUFA CSR campaign that was attached to the Stanbic Uganda Cup.
The campaign geared at supporting communities through football involved collecting clothes for two months since April that were on Saturday morning handed over to the leadership of St Paul’s Church in Kumi.
‘We looked around for an organization we can partner with in this area and we thought the church was the best we could deal with and if we delivered such items to them then they could reach to the people.’ The President noted as he handed over the items
‘We came here in April and we promised them that we would be back in June with these items. As a federation we deliver what we promise and walk our talk so when we promised we are back and the items we collected have been delivered to the church.
As FUFA we have been engaging different individuals, corporate people, celebrities and all Ugandans with the heart to give. We think that football is more than the corner kicks and goals but can change the lives of the people though it may not be direct but can create aspirations of getting better especially to the children who are getting in contact with football and we are very excited with the kind of reception we have received.’
Asige Tom Bosco the chairperson of theChristians at St Paul’s Church commended FUFA, its partners and the football community at large for the good gesture that he said is going to have lasting impressions on members of St. Paul church Uganda and Kumi at large.
‘We are so much privileged, humbled and honored that FUFA has fulfilled its promise and delivered. We met with Ahmed Hussein earlier and he told us about this and we are delighted that you are back with the items. In fact FUFA chose the right people because we also have a football team at St Paul’s Church and our region too has produced prominent footballers like Emma Okwi, Ben Ochen, Kokas Opejo and former Uganda Cranes coach Ben Curtis Omoding.
Rev Father Charles Ocok: Parish Priest St Paul’s Church added his voice to Asige’s to further thank FUFA and he said, ‘We are grateful for the donations by FUFA and we ask God to guide you in all your endeavors. He also prayed for FUFA President, Ugandan football and sponsors’
The FUFA President went ahead and gave the church football team 10 balls that will be delivered by Kumi Town council mayor and FUFA executive committee member and Mayor of Kumi Richard Ochom.
Executive members Rasoul Ariga and Kalyebala Mukiidi David attended the function.
The Mayor of Makindye Ali Mulyanyama represented KCCA FC at the function and paid 200,000/= as school fees for 4 children of the Kumi next term.
Vipers SC were represented by Goalkeeper Eric Kibowa and Bamuturaki ‘Fadiga’ Ashraf.
FUFA CSR activities are headed by Leilah Nankya.