Defining and publicly listing Club ownership has been one of the biggest challenges to football professionalisation in Uganda.
There are four (4) types of club ownership and each club should align its ownership by choosing one of the 4 models of ownership consequently follow the mandatory governance setup of such a model.
1. Institutional Club
Owned by a government institution that is created by an act of parliament or a government parastatal. This model is principally setup as a PR and/or CSR tool for the institution.
2. Private Club
Owned by a shareholding of natural and/or legal persons. This model is principally setup for football business purposes.
3. Community Club
Owned by a membership of more than 100 or so fans. This model is setup for sport but proven most suitable for posterity and sports business.
4. Hybrid Model
A combination of the above models. This model is normally a compromise position of various inherited ownerships. Challenging to find a suiting governance model practices.
Depending on the objectives and history of the club, different models suit different clubs and they have different advantages and disadvantages.
What do you think is the most suited ownership model for each of the current clubs in Uganda in all divisions?
Join the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo on 102.1 FUFA fm tonight (Thursday 30th April 2020) for a deeper discussion on the subject.
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The FUFA President is a FIFA Administration & Management Instructor.