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Article 9 of the FUFA Statutes; Admission, Suspension and Expulsion

The General Assembly shall decide whether to admit, suspend or expel a Member.

Admission may be granted if the applicant fulfills the requirements of FUFA.

Membership is terminated by resignation or expulsion.

Loss of membership does not relieve the Member from its financial obligations towards FUFA or other Members of FUFA, but leads to cancellation of all rights in relation to FUFA.

The Ordinary Members of FUFA are:

a) The 16 FUFA Super League clubs
b) The FUFA Big League
c) The 8 Regional Associations
d) The Uganda Football Players Association
e) The Uganda Women Football Association
f) The Uganda Football Coaches Association
g) The Uganda Football Referees Association
h) The Uganda Beach-Soccer Association
i) The Uganda Schools Football Association

  • FUFA Super League Clubs shall automatically lose sole membership upon relegation and become members of FUFA Big League.
  • Clubs Promoted to the FUFA Super League shall not gain Membership to FUFA until their application has been processed in accordance with these statutes

The Associate Members of FUFA are:

a) The Uganda National Universities Football Association;
b) The Uganda Tertiary Institutions and Colleges Football Association;
c) The Uganda Youth Football Association

  • The Associate Members may take part to the General Assembly but are not entitled to vote
  • Any Association, Club or League wishing to become a Member of FUFA shall apply in writing to the general secretariat of FUFA.
  • The application must be accompanied by the following mandatory items:
    a) a copy of its legally valid statutes and regulations;
    b) a declaration that it will always comply with the Statutes, regulations and decisions of FUFA, FIFA and CAF and ensure that these are also respected by its own Members, Clubs,
    Officials and Players;
    c) a declaration that it will comply with the Laws of the Game in force;
    d) a declaration that during its membership shall not take matters of interpretation and application of the FIFA, CAF and FUFA Statutes, Regulations, decisions and directives to Ordinary Courts of law
    e) a declaration that it recognises the, Arbitration Court of Sport in Uganda and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, as specified in these Statutes;
    f) a declaration that it is located and registered [if legally required] in the territory of Uganda;
    g) a declaration that it will play all official home matches in the territory of Uganda;
    h) a declaration to the effect that the legal composition of the applicant guarantees that it can make decisions independently of any external entity;
    i) a list of Officials, specifying those who are authorised signatories with the right to enter into legally binding agreements with third parties;
    j) a declaration that it undertakes to organise or participate in friendly matches only with the prior consent of FUFA;
    k) a copy of the minutes of its last General Assembly or constitutional meeting;

    The Members of FUFA have the following rights:

    a)To take part in the General Assembly of FUFA, to know its agenda in advance, to be called to the General Assembly within the prescribed time and to exercise their voting rights;

    b) To draw up proposals for inclusion in the agenda of the General Assembly;
    c) To nominate candidates for all bodies of FUFA to be elected;
    d) To be informed of the affairs of FUFA through the official bodies of FUFA;
    e) To take part in competitions [if applicable] and/or other sports activities organised by FUFA;
    f) To exercise all other rights arising from the Statutes and regulations of FUFA.

    2 The exercise of these rights is subject to other provisions in these Statutes and the applicable regulations.

    Members’ obligations

    1 The Members of FUFA have the following obligations:
    a) To comply fully with the Statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF and FUFA at all times and to ensure that these are also respected by its members;
    b) To ensure the election of its decision-making bodies;
    c) To take part in competitions [if applicable] and other sports activities organised by FUFA;
    d) To pay their membership subscriptions;
    e) To respect the Laws of the Game as laid down by IFAB and to ensure that these are also respected by its members through a statutory provision;
    f) to adopt a statutory clause specifying that any dispute requiring arbitration involving itself or one of its members and relating to the Statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CAF, FUFA or the League(s) shall come solely under the jurisdiction of the appropriate Arbitration Tribunal of FIFA, CAF or FUFA and that any recourse to Ordinary Courts is prohibited;
    g) To communicate to FUFA any amendment of its statutes and regulations as well as the list of its Officials or persons who are authorised signatories with the right to enter into legally binding agreements with third parties;
    h) Not to maintain any relations of a sporting nature with entities that are not recognised or with Members and persons that have been suspended or expelled;
    i) To observe the principles of loyalty, integrity and good sporting behaviour as an expression of fair play through a statutory provision;
    j) To observe the mandatory items specified under article 10 paragraph 3 for the duration of their affiliation;
    k) To administer a register of members which shall regularly be updated;
    l) To comply fully with all other duties arising from the Statutes and other regulations of FIFA, CAF and FUFA.

    2 Violation of the above-mentioned obligations by any Member may lead to sanctions provided for in these Statutes.

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