- The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) president Moses Magogo has urged all top tier teams to comply and cooperate with the set requirements before the 2020/21 season to make the club licensing project a success.
The Futa administrator has stated he intends to make the country the leading football nation on the continent on and off the pitch. In this project, dubbed Clubs Pro Agenda, all the Ugandan Premier League (UPL) teams will need to comply before the start of the 2020/21 season.
“The success of the Fufa Clubs Pro Agenda will largely depend on the co-operation of the respective clubs,” Magogo said.
“And it is therefore important that clubs co-operate and desire to reorganize internally to create robust structures and strong brands that will eventually be trusted and desired by the fans and other football consumers,” he added.
“This is what will generate money for club football and consequently improve the standards. With improved standards and performance, it will be a matter of time for Ugandan football to achieve our vision; to become the number one football nation in Africa on and off the field,” he explained.
According to Decolas Kiiza, Futa Deputy CEO, who said that for a club to participate in this phase of Clubs Pro Agenda, they must express interest in writing to participate in the respective Division in the season 2020/2021 by 16:00 hours Monday 6th July 2020.
Futa has scheduled a special training program for the clubs to help achieve the objective and help the teams comply. The training is meant to empower the teams and also prepare them to turn them into a sustainable source of revenue.
“The club stakeholders expected to attend include the club owner(s), club president/chairman, club board/executive, club CEO, administrative and technical staff, volunteer staff, if any, representative of fans and the representative of players.
“Full cost of the program is estimated to be not less than USh2 million per club which must be conducted in any case not later than 16th July 2020,” Kiiza said.