Education has no limit. Sharing football knowledge is key to the development of the game.
FUFA on Friday convened with the StarTimes Uganda Premier League Clubs administrators who include the owners, chairpersons, CEOs and the UPL board in a workshop at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi.
Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyinji was the Guest of Honor. While making a keynote speech before officially declaring the workshop open, she noted how humbled she was to grace the workshop and congratulated the newly promoted clubs to the Uganda Premier League
‘Am humbled and privileged to be invited as the Guest of Honour on such an occasion, I welcome the three clubs that were promoted to UPL and hope we all benefit from this workshop for the two days it will prevail’ she noted
She also Commended on the support by the government towards football
I would like to thank the Gov’t for supporting sports and football in particular. With combined efforts with other sports disciplines, I believe the gov’t can even increase its funding towards sports.
While facilitating the workshop, the FUFA President highlighted on Club Management which focused on the difference between an amateur football club, a professional football club, the difference between the two, the state at which Uganda premier league clubs are and what needs to be done to shift from amateur football to professional football among others.
Among the issues discussed included; how to improve on the value of the game in Uganda in terms of, structure, finance, medical, facilities, the first team, the youths, marketing and sales promotion, the fans, club communication, and events.
The participants had group discussions on how best clubs can generate finances through various avenues which included and not limited to;
- Sale of players
- Sale of right to access – Gate collections
- Pitch boards
- Player endorsements
- Prize money
The UPL Club Administration and Leadership Workshop is set to run for two days – Friday 31 May 2019 to Saturday 1 June 2019.
List of participants
|Bakish Asuman||Proline||Deputy CEO|
|Kamoga Sula||Wakiso Giants||CEO|
|Tusiime Moses||Tooro United||CEO|
|Mugaru Fred||Mbarara City||CEO|
|Micheal Kirunga||KCCA||Ag CEO|
|Mathia Mugwanya||Bright Stars||CEO|
|James Serebe||SC Villa||CEO|
|Mukembe Paul||Kirinya Jinja SS||CEO|
|Salmin Saleh||Bul FC||CEO|
|Kidega Francis||Police FC||CEO|
|Lwanga Peter||Vipers SC||CEO|
|Kakembo Ivan||URA FC||CEO|
|Norbert Kazibwe||SC Villa||Chairman|
|Peter Emojong||Tooro United||Chairman|
|Aggrey Ashaba||KCCA FC||Chairman|
|Afeti Anthony||Onduparaka||Board Member|
|Sebulime Musa||Wakiso Giants||Chairman|
|James Kiiza||URA FC||Chairman|
|Aliasi Silvester||BUL FC||Chairman|
|Mugabi Samuel||Kirinya Jinja SS|
|Mutebi Ronald||Bright Stars||Chairman|
|Njuba Simon||Vipers SC|
|Oryem Rashl||Paidha Black Angels||Chairman|
|Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi||VP3||EXCOM|
|Fred Kawuma||UPL Board||UPL Board|
|Arinaitwe Rugyendo||UPL Board||UPL Board|
|Mandu Humphrey||UPL Board||UPL Board|
|Kabaikaramu Paul||UPL Secretariat||UPL Secretariat|
|Gordon Mundeyi||UPL Secretariat||UPL Secretariat|
|Bainamani Benard||UPL Secretariat||UPL Secretariat|
|Senkayi Axam||UPL Secretariat||UPL Secretariat|