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.
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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Manano, the club`s public relations officer says, so far they have
collected over 30 kilograms of maize flour from the fans. Manano says,
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.