UEFA President Čeferin to make maiden visit to Uganda

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Čeferin will make his first-ever visit to Uganda this month.

Čeferin is slated to arrive in Uganda on March 14th aboard a private plane from Kigali and will go under all the protocol at Entebbe Airport.

The main aim of his visit to Uganda is to check on the Aliguma Foundation projects.

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The development was confirmed by UEFA General Secretary Urs Kluser

“Our primary purpose of coming to Uganda is to visit your foundation and check the progress of the Acholi Quarters project. We plan to stay for an entire day on March 15 and check on your different works in promoting better livelihoods in the slum communities through sports especially football,” Kluser confirmed the development

The Aliguma Foundation was started by journalist Ritah Aliguma to help the less-privileged through sports.

It should be noted that Aliguma Foundation were first time recipients of the UEFA Foundation for Children grant as part of the 65 humanitarian projects around the world worth €4.9 MILLION (an estimated UGX19.1 BILLION) pre the coronavirus pandemic times through its Sports For Resilience & Empowerment Project (SREP).

Aleksander Ceferin UEFA president with the Champions league trophy (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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, buying a 15-acre piece of land in Kinuuma Village, Masindi District and starting 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, the powers that be at the governing body of football in Europe were equally excited with the progress and are determined to ensure that the Uganda-based foundation continues to change lives of the less-privileged.

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March 14, 2023 at 5pm:

•Arrival of UEFA President and entourage at Entebbe International Airport via VIP Lounge. Then transfer to Serena Hotel Kampala for the night.

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March 15, 2023 – Starting 9am

•Serena Hotel transfer To Acholi Quarters

•Charity March in Kireka Banda B1 Zone – Slum Communities

•Then Acholi Quarters For Exhibitions & Sports Gala

•Meet with the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda at the State House.

•Drive back to Entebbe International Airport for departure.

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