Program to welcome UEFA president in Uganda released

March 7, 2023

Aleksander Čeferin the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is scheduled to visit Uganda about a week from now in his first ever visit to the East African country.

According to the available program, he’s set to touch down at Entebbe Airport aboard a private flight from Kigali in Rwanda.

The major purpose of his visit will be to inspect the Aliguma Foundation projects.

This was started by the 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.

This Foundation was apparently started by a one Ritah Aliguma.

It’s main role is to support the less privileged people through sports.

Meanwhile Aliguma Foundation were first time recipients of the UEFA Foundation for Children grant.

This is part of the 65 humanitarian projects around the world.

It is a project worth €4.9 MILLION (an estimated UGX19.1 BILLION).

The project is a pre coronavirus pandemic times relief instituted by UEFA through its Sports For Resilience & Empowerment Project (SREP).

“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,” goes an update.


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.