The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa), Moses Magogo arrived in Gabon on Monday morning with cash bonuses for the Cranes depending on how they perform at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
“There was no way I could travel to Gabon without money for the team because I promised I would carry it to Gabon,” Magogo told this reporter.
The Uganda Cranes open their campaign against the Black Stars of Ghana in a group D encounter on Tuesday at the Port Gentil Stadium. The Uganda FA President explained that rewarding the team for every performance will be a good motivator in a tournament of such a magnitude.
The government released the last batch of Shs1 billion ($280,000) last Friday and the Federation only accessed it last Saturday. Initially, the government released Shs1 billion before the team left their training camp in the United Arab Emirates.
Although Magogo refused to reveal the amount of match bonuses, he explained that they agreed amounts for a win, draw going into the later stages of the tournament.
The Cranes qualified for the competition after 39 years of waiting. The Cranes will face Egypt in their second group game on January 21, before heading to Oyem for their last group game against Mali on January 25.