Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) have announced that they will reward Express FC with USD25,000 if they win the 2021 CECAFA Kagame Cup that winds down this weekend in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
“The 21 players in camp in Tanzania and 4 Officials (Leader of Delegation, Head Coach, Assistant coach and Goalkeeping Coach) will earn USD1,000 each as staked by FUFA if they win the final,” the federation said in a statement on Tuesday night.
FUFA made the same promise to KCCA FC in 2019 and fulfilled by paying the winning bonuses when the Lugogo based side won the same tournament. However, KCCA bowed out of this year’s edition at group stage level.
Express FC who are in pursuit for a maiden championship defeated KMKM of Zanzibar 2-1 on Tuesday to qualify for the final thanks to a 93rd minute penalty from forward Eric Kambale
KMKM took the lead in the 42nd minute through Ibrahim Adullah’s freekick which deflected off Enock Walusimbi and flew past Joel Mutakubwa in the Express goal.
Express evened matters in the 55th minute thanks to Muzamir Mutyaba’s well executed long range free kick.
In the final, Express will play the semifinal winner between Azam FC and Big Bullets FC who will faceoff today, Wednesday, 11th August. The finale will happen this Saturday.