Buganda Regional Football Association has extended food donations to players as a way of helping them pass through this COVID-19 pandemic period without starving to death.
Distribution was done on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th, May 2020, and in the first phase, Buganda Women Football League players were the beneficiaries.
“We have decided to first help Women Football because at the moment, the resources we have can not cater for all leagues in the region,” said Andrew Kaweesa, the Chairman Buganda Regional Football Association.
“We plan to extend the aid to men’s teams [too] but our first choice were the girls because they are more vulnerable,” Kaweesa added.
The chairman, further more, thanked Promoter Balaam Baruhagara who donated food to the region.
“Thanks go to Mr Balaam Baruhagara for helping the region in this trying moment, because he responded to us just in two days after receiving our request,” Kaweesa noted.
All the six (6) clubs which feature in the Women league received eighty (80) kilograms of Posho each, and the donations were received by the club officials.
In this pandemic period, Mr Kaweesa also advised sports people, including players, fans, and the management, plus everyone in the sports fraternity, to value life more.
“Life matters because there is nothing you can do when you are not alive. Follow the directives [given] by the President and the Ministry of Health,” Kaweesa urged.
“You can utilize this time and go through the rules of the game and keep training to maintain fitness,” Kaweesa added.
Buganda Regional Football Association has three (3) leagues, that is, the Junior League, men’s league and the women’s League.
About Coronavirus In Uganda:
The President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, suspended all sporting activities in the country on the 18th of March 2020.
Uganda confirmed her first COVID-19 case on 21st March 2020, and as of Tuesday 5th, May 2020, the “Pearl of Africa” has ninety seven (97) cases but are yet to confirm any death as a result of the disease, with fifty five (55) total recoveries.