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27th FUFA Exco: Key Decisions from the meeting held on 31st August 2022 at FUFA House

Governance is a key pillar in the management of football and FUFA has put a lot of emphasis in this area. It is upon this back ground that the FUFA Executive Committee convenes quarterly to deliberate on football matters and come up with policies for implementation. The 27th FUFA Exco meeting was held on Wednesday 31st August 2022 at FUFA House, Mengo.

The key decisions are;

Governance & Administration

Rewards and Sanctions Committee

The FUFA Executive Committee approved establishment of the Rewards and Sanctions Committee. The committee will  primarily be responsible for handling disciplinary matters as well as recognition and reward for good performance at the FUFA Secretariat.

  1. The Adhoc Committee has;
  2. Sam Mpiima- Chairman
  3. Dr. Azah Taib-Member
  4. Kibazo Peter- Member
  5. Julian Namuganga-Member
  6. Sheba Ampaire- Member

FUFA Centenary Celebrations

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the establishment of the FUFA @100 years Committee. The committee will be responsible for organising events and activities to mark the upcoming Centenary of FUFA in 2024.

The Committee has;

  1. Rogers Byamukama-Chairman
  2. Rogers Mulindwa- Member
  3. Sabiiti Muwanga-Member
  4. Ahmed Hussein-Member
  5. Eric Kifampa-Member

Players Status Regulations

The FUFA Executive Committee approved proposals from the Rules Review Commission (RRC) for amendments to Regulations on status and transfer of players.  The approved proposals are;

  1. All football players featuring in FUFA Official Competitions at all levels should be registered on the FUFA Connect System by season 2023/2024. This also takes into account players in FUFA authorised Competitions.
  2. Allow registration of players whose contracts expire during competition period
  3. Youth football player agreements
  4. School-player scholarship agreements for a maximum of three years
  5. Minor players to be registered on FUFA Connect System
  6. Training Compensation fee of UGX 500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Shillings) has been set per year for a registered player starting at the age of 12 till 23 years for domestic transfers.
  7. Amateur players will remain regulated to stay at a club for two years for stability and growth of a player.

Football Development

Education Fund

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the creation of the FUFA Education Fund to aid members of the football family in enhancing their knowledge in various fields of the game. The fund will, among others

  • Support the less privileged individuals
  • Ease pressure on office of the President
  • Make education affordable
  • Establish and grow trust in the football family

Match General Coordinators

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the proposal of FUFA General Coordinators (GCs) to be enlisted as match officials in matches of the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Women Super League, Uganda Cup, The FUFA Drum and FUFA Cup Final matches.  The FUFA GC shall put on the FUFA authorised badge at all matches and effectively replaces the Match Commissioner and work with the Referees Assessor, Centre Referee, Reserve Referee (4th Official), and 2 Assistant Referees.

Capacity Building Curriculum

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the FUFA Education Curriculum which has been developed for courses in Football Administration and Management, Safety and Security, Refereeing, Coaching, Sports Science, Medical and Nutrition.

FUFA Inter District Football Competition

The FUFA Executive Committee approved a proposal to establish a grass roots-based football competition (FUFA Inter District Football Competition).

Competitions, Refereeing and Licensing

Uganda Cup Final

The FUFA Executive Committee approved Northern Region Football Association to host the Final of the Uganda Cup 2022/2023 season. The final will be hosted in Lira at Akii Bua Stadium.

Proline FC’s request to change region

The FUFA Executive Committee approved that Proline FC plays in the Buganda Regional League for 2022/2023 season. Proline FC acquired Nalubaale FC that was started in Buikwe, Buganda region.

However FUFA Exco advised Proline FC to apply for registration in the Kampala Regional League for the 2023/24 season.

Change of Club names 

The FUFA Executive Committee approved requests from three clubs to change names. Clubs whose requests were not approved, means they did not meet the requirements at the preliminary stage for change of name.

The successful clubs are;

  1. Kyambura Football to Bunyaruguru Tigers Football Club
  2. Kazinga Lions Football Club to Bunyaruguru United Football Club
  3. Busiro United Football Club to Kiboga United Sports Club 

National teams

Beach Soccer National Team- Sand Cranes

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the proposal to reinforce the Technical team of the Uganda National Beach Soccer team-Sand Cranes. The Exco endorsed the appointment of Angelo Schirinzi from Switzerland for the period that will see the Sand Cranes feature at the COSAFA Beach Soccer Championship in South Africa and the 2022 AFCON Beach Soccer Finals in Mozambique.

Uganda Women National Senior Team- Crested Cranes

The FUFA Executive Committee declared that the positions of the technical team of Crested Cranes have fallen vacant following the completion of their assignment for which they were appointed that ended with the WAFCON Finals in Morocco. FUFA will declare as and when the application process for the vacant positions starts.

Community Clubs Programme

The FUFA Executive Committee approved the FUFA Community Clubs Programme-a model that will create sustainable and accountable clubs built to last. The FUFA Exco provided potential areas of focus where the programme will be first implemented.  Acholi, Tooro and Masaka were earmarked for the kickoff the programme.

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