All is set for the 4th Edition of the 2017/18 FUFA Women Elite League. The FUFA Competitions Department on Thursday 27th September 2017 released the groupings of the 16 teams after all club officials were involved in the draw for the 2017/18 season due to kick off on 14th October 2017.
The fixtures of the league will be released soon by the FUFA Competitions Committee.
The draw came shortly at the end of the meeting called by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo to discuss development matters on women football ahead of the new season
16 teams will participate in this year’s edition grouped again under Victoria and Elizabeth to be played on a round robin basis.
The top two teams in each group will feature in the playoffs to determine the finalists and eventual champion.
Basing on the decisions from FUFA Executive Meeting that sat on Tuesday19th September 2017, the Women Elite league clubs that will participate in the 2017/18 Season are;
Elizabeth Group: Uganda Martyrs, Wakiso Hills, She Mak, Isra Academy WFC, Kampala Queens, Eastern Heroes, Olila Women, UCU Lady Cardinals
Victoria Group: Ajax queens, She Corporate, Gafford Ladies, Kawempe Muslim SS WFC, Muteesa I Royal University, Rines WFC, Western United and London Stallions.
Wakiso Hills WFC pulled out of the 2016/17 season due to force majeure after the team was involved in motor accident on their way to a league match in North East. The club could not continue with the remaining fixtures because of the injuries sustained by the players.
Isra Academy WFC qualified sportingly after emerging champion of the Kampala Region Women League.
Kawempe Muslim WFC are the defending Champions and have lifted the League title three times since its inception in 2014.
MAIN PHOTO: Kawempe players celebrating their win over UCU in the FUFA Women Elite League Final at Wankulukuku last season.
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION-FUFA WOMEN CLUB LICENSING 2017/18 SEASON
This is to inform you that All FUFA Women Elite league clubs are required to update their club Licensing mandatory requirements by Monday 2nd October 2017 and payment of 350,000/= as Club Licensing fees.
Club Licensing is intended to set minimum standards in football, to enforce good football governance by safeguarding the credibility and integrity of club competitions, to ensure and enforce clubs financial stability, transparency, sporting values in accordance with the principles of fair play, commitment to youth education and development, to improve the level of professionalism within the football family, transparency in the ownership and control of clubs.
Basing on the decisions from FUFA Executive Committee Meeting that sat on Tuesday19th September 2017, the Women Elite league clubs that will participate in the 2017/18 season are Uganda Martyrs, Olila Women, Ajax queens, She Mak. ST, She Corporate, Eastern Heroes, Gafford Ladies, Wakiso Hills, Kawempe Muslim, UCU lady Cardinals, Muteesa 1 Royal, Rines WFC, Western United, London stallions and Isra Academy WFC.
Wakiso Hills WFC pulled out of the 2016/17 season due to a force majeure incidence as the team was involved in motor accident as they were travelling to honour one of the league fixtures. The club could not continue with the remaining fixtures because most of the players had got severe injuries.
Isra Academy WFC qualified sportingly after being champion of the Kampala Region Women League which had been authorized and licensed by FUFA.
The requirements are considered in 5 aspects of sporting, infrastructure, Finance, Legal and Administration and personnel as below;
SPORTING a) Qualified sportingly b) A list of the Senior Team Players and their allocated shirt numbers
LEGAL /STRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS a) A copy of its current, valid statutes b) Fully filled FUFA Club License Application c) FUFA compliance Form F901 d) Certificate of Registration e) FUFA Club Ownership Form F201 f) Proof of Minutes of holding statutory Annual General Meeting
INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS a) Stadium approval b) Office Premises
LICENSE APPLICANT IDENTITY AND ADDRESS a) High Resolution Logo in Electronic Format b) NIC- Name of the Club c) Motto /Slogan d) One Page History of the Club e) Samples of full set of the Home and Away Kit f) Physical Address of the Club Offices g) E-mail Address h) Postal Address i) Official Digital Platform; Website, Facebook, Twitter and any other social Media Platform
FINANCE a) Budget for 2017/18 season b) Sources of Funds c) Current Club Bank Account in the name of the club
ADMINISTRATIVE AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS a) Club CEO with FUFA Certificate in Administration b) Club Head Coach (minimum of CAF C License) or FIFA Women Football Coaching Course organized by FUFA.
NB: The rules in force declare a team that does not submit the required documents within the deadline to be relegated in the lower division.