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Paidha Black Angles FC Struggling to Feed Players Held by Lockdown

According to Yahya, they spend between 50,000 to 100,000 shillings daily to feed the players depending on the diet. He says, the food relief donated by FUFA ended some weeks ago.

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Management of FUFA Big League side, Paidha Black Angles FC is struggling to feed its players who are stuck at the club following the lockdown of the country due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Zombo based football club established in 1979 were placed fifth in Uganda`s second tier football league, FUFA Big League Elgon group before the League was halted in March.

Yayha Bakhit, the acting chief executive officer of the club says at the time President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was locking down the country, they had 16 players who were training at the camp. 

He says the players could not travel to their respective homes out of the district due to the ban on public transport issued by government. 

According to Yahya, they spend between 50,000 to 100,000 shillings daily to feed the players depending on the diet. He says, the food relief donated by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is finished. 

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Bruno Manano, the club`s public relations officer says, so far they have collected over 30 kilograms of maize flour from the fans. Manano says, they are still continuing with the fundraising drive at the Club offices in Paidha and through various social media platforms.

One of the players who did not want to be mentioned says he is overwhelmed with demand for resources from his family because he is the sole bread winner and yet he is far in Paidha. He says at the camp, they eat only one meal. 

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