“The second biggest man in football, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin will be arriving in Uganda this evening at 7 pm. This will be his first visit to Uganda.
Čeferin will be accompanied by UEFA Foundation Secretary-General Urs Kluser and Kevin Lamour (Board Member).
They will officially be received through the VVIP reception at Entebbe International Airport by the state minister of sports Peter Ogwang.
In his two-day visit, Ceferin will visit the Aliguma foundation, which is a charity organization using sports as a tool to create a positive impact on society, especially among the slums.
The Aliguma Foundation was first time recipient of the UEFA Foundation For Children grant as one of 65 other humanitarian projects around the world with a total worth of €4.9 million (about Shs19.1 billion) pre-coronavirus pandemic period through its Sports For Resilience & Empowerment Project (SREP).
The Foundation stepped up its works by redeveloping the multi-purpose Acholi Quarters Playground, improving the structures and status of the Annual Banda Slums Soccer Tournament.
The Foundation also bought a 15-acre piece of land in Kinuuma Village, Masindi District, and started construction works at Aliguma Foundation Sports & Empowerment Center (AFSEC) as well as the initiation of other new fundamental projects like the “Ndi Mwana – The Cry of A Girl Child Campaign – the European football governing body Foundation were equally excited with the progress and are determined to ensure that the Uganda-based foundation continues to change lives of the less-privileged.
The entourage will also meet with the First Lady as well as the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni on the last day of the visit before flying back.