Members of Parliament in Uganda have agreed to donate a percentage of their salary to the cranes bid in AFCON 2017 being hosted by Gabon
“We agreed that we will contribute about $150 each and I will be going to Gabon with the cheque,” said the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga as quoted by BBC Sport.
The total amount to be collected from parliament will be $58,451 and will be a valuable addition to the team’s other sponsorships from the government.
The team that beat a 39 year old jinx to qualify for AFCON, was named the National Soccer team of the year at the recently held CAF awards.
They will play in group D alongside Ghana, Mali and Egypt – what has been termed the group of death.