Uganda will host three top UEFA officials

NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 18: The UEFA logo is seen on the UEFA Champions League trophy as it is prepared for the UEFA 2014/15 Champions League third qualifying rounds draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on July 18, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for UEFA)
NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 18: The UEFA logo is seen on the UEFA Champions League trophy as it is prepared for the UEFA 2014/15 Champions League third qualifying rounds draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on July 18, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for UEFA)

The UEFA representatives are part of the UEFA Assist program that addresses the needs of national associations outside Europe.

UEFA founded a program called UEFA Assist to help national associations and confederations outside Europe with the aim of increasing solidarity between the two parties and enhance football development.

And three UEFA officials will travel to Africa to visit the Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in the next three days.

“We hope to benefit a lot from the visit of UEFA officials as we expect to learn more on modern governance principles especially when they meet the various key stakeholders in the game,” FUFA CEO Edgar Watson told the official website of the institution.

“The same knowledge will be shared by the people who are the nucleus of the game in the 8 football regions.”

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This is the first time UEFA is visiting Africa, and Uganda will be the first country to benefit from this program.

FUFA’s focus areas are; Governance, Development, Infrastructure, National teams, Competitions, Marketing and Communications, Finance and Administration, and Membership.

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