UEFA President Čeferin arrives in Uganda for one-day visit

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Čeferin has arrived in Uganda for a one-day visit.

Čeferin was welcomed by the Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang at the Entebbe Airport on Tuesday evening.

UEFA President Čeferin arrives in Uganda

The main aim for his visit is to check on the Aliguma Foundation projects in Acholi Quarters.

Aliguma Foundation was started by journalist Ritah Aliguma and 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).

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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.


March 15, 2023 – Starting 9am

•Serena Hotel transfer To Acholi Quarters

•Charity March in Kireka Banda B1 Zone – Slum Communities

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•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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