AAR Healthcare Uganda and Fufa have offered the Uganda Premier league (UPL) fraternity the best New Year gift by extending a bumper Shs400m player-insurance scheme.
Unveiled on Monday at Fufa House in Mengo by Fufa boss Moses Magogo, the new development will breathe a new lease of life into the players’ hitherto worrying health status.
“Starting 2020, Fufa will offer medical insurance to all the players in the UPL by AAR Insurance Company. This caters for injuries, compensation for permanent disabilities as a result of injuries,” Magogo, said in his end of year address.
He added; “In the past, there are many players who quit football because of the injuries, many played with injuries and failed to reach their full potential. “We have come up with this good initiative at a reputable medical facility and step by step we hope to extend this to other areas including women’s football.”
Fufa Super League Board chairman Arinaitwe Rugyendo was equally elated by the new insurance deal to top flight players.
“We thank Fufa for the efforts in developing the game of football. I must say the positive progress is now evident,” said Rugyendo.
Magogo stressed that the one-year agreement that will take care of 400 players from the 16 clubs also caters for Fifa referees, who officiate in the league. AAR Healthcare Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of AAR Healthcare Holdings Limited operating in Uganda as one of the medical service providers in the country.