The federation facilitated a total of 30 people who included 14 players, 16 government and technical officials. The federation incurred the World Cup debt because it received borrowed funds from the National Council of Sports (NCS) due to failure by the government to release the required funds.
The UNF treasurer, Yusuf Kamulegeya says that the federation requested for Shs 2.1 billion for the World Cup activities including air tickets, visa fees, residential trainings and also build-up games, allowances and meals before and during the World Cup.
However, a week to the World Cup, the government had not released funds, which Kamulegeya says prompted the governing body, National Council of Sports to borrow Shs1 billion to ensure that the team is facilitated.
According to Kamulegeya, the Shs 1 billion was spent on allowances which took Shs300 million because each of the players and officials received Shs 10 million while the remaining funds were spent on meals and incentives – Shs12 million in total for the players, with each getting about Shs 920,000.
However, starting next year, affiliation and World Cup participation fees have been revised to $350 (Shs 1.2) and $1,000 (Shs 3.6m) respectively. Anek says that the federation is yet to receive a technical report on the performance of the She Cranes at the World Cup.
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