Timeline of activities for FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda since 2014;
24th Feb 2014: Uganda Premier League clubs briefed on the programme
8th August 2016: Pioneer programme introduced in Northern Uganda with Sporting United FC and Bright Light (now Amuka Bright Stars FC)
2nd-4th July 2018 Instructors trained at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
6th July 2018: FUFA UPL Clubs Pro Agenda symposium at Serene Suites
29th July-6th August 2018: Programme rolls out to Uganda Premier League clubs
The Uganda Premier League teams have welcomed the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda aimed at moving football from the amateur to a professional set up in the country. Having laid the foundation stone for this progamme in 2014 by briefing the top flight clubs, FUFA undertook several activities including educating the Instructors who would share the knowledge about the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda.
16 Clubs in the Uganda Premier League on sporting merit for the 2018/19 season were invited to take part in the programme. 13 out of 16 have accepted to undergo the progamme which will be used as one of the measures for club licensing before any team is registered for this season. Vipers Sc, Police FC and Maroons FC are the clubs that have not yet enrolled for the programme.
‘FUFA has embarked on a strategy to make sure the game is given a facelift and suit the professional and modern set up. The involvement of the Uganda Premier League is a sign of desire by the clubs to learn a lot about the latest trends of the game’ said Ahmed Hussein FUFA Communications Manager.
‘The Clubs Pro Agenda directly falls in line with FUFA’s Vision of becoming the number one football nation in Africa on and off the pitch under its 5 year strategic plan’ added Hussein.
The sessions have been conducted grouped according to proximity of clubs within their regions.
The areas captured in the FUFA Club Pro Agenda are;
- Financial Management
- Sporting Element
- Marketing and Communication
- Equipment, Facilities and Infrastructure
- Events and Match Management
- Strategic Planning
- Employees and Staff
MAIN PHOTO: FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda Instructors in a group photo with Bright Stars FC officials at Lagrande Hotel in Bwaise.