Aleksander Čeferin: UEFA President Set For Maiden Visit in Uganda

Aleksander Čeferin, president of Union of European Football Association. (Courtesy photo)

President of European football ruling body (UEFA) Aleksander Čeferin is set to visit Uganda, his first visit to the Country.

The UEFA boss will land in the Country on March 14 with a primary purpose of checking on the Aliguma Foundation projects.

The foundation, an initiative of Sports Journalist Ritah Aliguma, was set to help the underprivileged through Sports.

The 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).

“This is big news and we don’t take it lightly that the UEFA president Čeferin has taken it upon himself to visit,” said CEO Ritah Aliguma.

“We never envisaged it and although we want him to tour different locations of our projects, we know we cannot because of the time factor. We shall squeeze in as much as we can in the time he will be with us. It is going to be historic for us as a foundation as we have only been in existence since 2017. Preparations for the monumental visit are underway and all our partner schools are excited.”

The foundation has refurbished the multi-purpose Acholi Quarters Playground, improving the structures and status of the Annual Banda Slums Soccer Tournament, bought a 15-acre piece of land in Kinuuma Village, Masindi District and started construction works at Aliguma Foundation Sports & Empowerment Center (AFSEC) among others.


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.

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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