Bakkabulindi: We Are Yet to Give FUFA Backing to Bid for Afcon

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The government is yet to give the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) backing to bid for hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The government is yet to give the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) backing to bid for hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations.
 
Charles Bakkabulindi, the State Minister for Sports told Uganda Radio Network (URN) this morning that although FUFA is eager to bid to host Africa’s biggest football showpiece-Afcon, the government has not yet put the matter in plan for discussion.
 
The state minister said that the government is still pressed with several issues. However, when the matter comes up for debate, the government will have to ensure that the budget for certain aspects like infrastructure to host Afcon games.
 
FUFA Vice President In-charge of Administration, Moses Magogo also said they clearly understand the situation now as there are other pressing issues like solving the football squabbles that exist. Magogo said he is confident though the government will let the FA know in time whether to bid or not.
 
Last week the Kenyan government gave the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) the go ahead to bid for both the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2015 Africa Youth Championships.
 
Sam Nyamweya, the FKF chairman, said the government will back the bid for Africa's premier football event which should be forwarded to the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF in the coming weeks.
 
Kenya joined Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria with interest to host the event. Nigeria’s Super Eagles are the new African champions after defeating Burkina Faso in the final early this month in South Africa.
 
Morocco will host the 2015 edition while Libya which was meant to host the 2013 edition will stage the event in 2017.