Fufa has released the following statement after their football team, Buliisa Football Club lost their team members in a boating accident over the festive period

Federation of Uganda Football Associations is in deep sorrow following the loss of lives on footballers and fans of a village team from Buliisa district.

The unfortunate incident that led to the loss of lives happened on Sunday when a boat on which the fans and players were travelling on capsized on Lake Albert in Western Uganda.

‘Our condolences go out to the people of Kitara region Football Association following the loss of Buliisa Football club players and fans on lake Albert. We are with you during these trying times’ said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.

‘We know how much football brings joy to communities especially during the festive season. It was an unfortunate incident to our fans and players’ added Magogo.

The number of lives lost is yet to be established but we are confident the necessary authorities including Uganda Police and local leaders in the Kitara Region are doing their best with investigations on what could have caused the accident.