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Finance is our major Challenge - 27 years Lawrence Kitimbo, President of Uganda Amputee Football Federation

Finance is our major Challenge – 27 years Lawrence Kitimbo, President of Uganda Amputee Football Federation

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Just like many Amputee Football Federations in Africa, Uganda Amputee Football Federation is facing one of the continent’s biggest challenge to the growth of Amputee Football but the President is optimistic that it will not hinder their efforts to uplift the sport.
 
With a degree in Mass Communication from Kampala University in 2016, Lawrence Kitimbo is the president of Uganda Amputee Football Federation, he is also the chairman research and program on the board of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations. (CECAAF)
 
Lawrence, who got amputated in 2002 alongside his elder brother in a fatal accident that claimed the life of his neighbor and younger brother is hoping that his federation will be amongst the best in Africa.
 
The Amputee Federation , who is just two years old , will be part of the Amputee Africa Nations Cup coming up is September and according to the President, finance is their biggest challenges .
 
“We lack funding from the government, it is our biggest challenges, running the federation is not easy. We lack sustainable projects for our players “
 
The President further state the plight of people living with disability in Uganda.
 
“ Unemployment is the biggest challenge for people living with disability , People with disability are facing job discrimination no matter their qualification so most players are unemployed , which is a great burden to the federation “


Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .