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FUFA Competitions: Prize Monies revealed for 2017/2018 Season

The FUFA Emergency Committee that sat on Friday morning 26th January, 2018 at FUFA House in Mengo to discuss adjustments on FUFA budgets has passed key financial decisions with effect from 1st January.
Decisions on key areas will be implemented with immediate effect but here are highlights in the areas of club football and refereeing for 2017/2018 season where prize monies have either been introduced or improved;
The prize monies for FUFA Competitions have increased from UGX 20M to UGX 426M.
Prize Monies announced for FUFA’s 10 Competitions
Champions, Cup Winners and rankings of other teams in the FUFA Competitions will be rewarded with cash prizes at the end of each football season. The figures as broken down apply to the 2017/2018 season;

FUFA has set aside prize monies worth UGX 426 M for 10 Competitions in the 2017/2018 season.

Breakdown-Cash Prizes in the Uganda Premier League

The breakdown of the Cash prize Money in the Uganda Premier League. The champion team will get UGX 60M. FUFA has announced a cash prize package of 128M for the 16 clubs in the top flight for the 2017/2018 season
UGX 7.5M has been put aside as cash prize money for the FUFA U18 Juniors League starting this season 2017/2018

Payment for Referees’ fees in Regional Leagues
FUFA has also taken a giant step and will now pay the close to 200 referees’ match fees who officiate in the 8 Regional leagues (Northern, West Nile, North East, Western, Buganda, Kampala, Kitara and Eastern).
It should be noted that FUFA has been meeting the referees’ match day costs in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Juniors League, Uganda Cup, FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women’s Cup.

Picture of refererees who officiated the FUFA Big League final in 2017 between Maroons FC and Masavu FC at Lugogo. FUFA will now meet the costs of referees handling the 8 Regional Leagues.
Action between Olila High School (red) and Gafford Ladies (Blue) in the FUFA Women’s Cup final held at Madibira Primary school play ground in Busia last year. There is Prize money for both the FUFA Women Elite League and Cup Competition.

The Emergency Committee meeting was attended by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, Justus Mugisha (1st FUFA Vice President), Darius Mugoye (2nd Vice President), Rasoul Ariga (Chairman FUFA Finance Committee), Chris Kalibala (Executive Member), Rogers Byamukama (Executive Member), Hamid Juma (Executive Member), Humphrey Mandu (FUFA Deputy CEO) and George Bakiwanya (FUFA Finance Assistant).