In his statement, Bakkabulindi indicated that the government advanced FUFA Shillings 9.4 billion to facilitate the national football team, the Uganda Cranes in the recent Africa Cup Nations-Afcon campaign.
The Queens, ranked ninth before the game, started the first quarter fast-paced and challenged Uganda in the midcourt to score 12 goals against Uganda's 9. Their combination of Jane Chimaliro and Joyce Mvula increased the three-goal difference between the two African teams to seven in the second quarter.
The Ugandan team fell in the absence of its star performers Mary Nuba and Peace Proscovia. throughout the game, the team maintained Stella Oyella in goal scoring and Rachael Nanyonga in goal attack, even with a slow start in the first quarter and the fact that Uganda was still trailing four goals behind Jamaica in the second quarter.
The State Minister for Planning, David Bahati, says the Finance and Education Ministries are working round the clock to ensure that funds are released to enable the team travel and participate in the international event.