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Capacity Building: FUFA organises UPL leadership workshop at Silver Springs Hotel

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.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magog during the workshop

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.

Hon. Florenece Nakiwala Kiyinji while addressing club administrators at Silver Springs Hotel

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.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magog during the workshop discussing Club Management

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.

Some of the club administrators during the group discussion

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
  • Sponsorship
  • Pitch boards
  • Hospitality
  • Merchandising
  • Player endorsements
  • Fines
  • Digital
  • Prize money
  • Partnership
  • Membership
Participants pay attention during the workshop
A moment of laughter during group discussions
Express FC CEO Hamuza Junju (L) spearheading a discussion during the workshop.
Club administrators expound on a point during the workshop
Vipers SC, BUL FC and Kirinya JSSS CEOs share a moment during discussions.
FUFA Second Vice President Darius Mugoye (L) leads a discussion
KCCA FC and Vipers SC adminstratorsshare a moment at the workshop
UPL Board chairman Arinaitwe Rugyendo, FUFA Executive Committee member Hamid Juma and UPL CEO Bernard Bainamani share a moment during a tea break

 

KCCA FC Chairman Ashaba Aggrey elaborated on roles of a club in football development.

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

Name Club Position
Jjunju Hamuza Express CEO
Shaban Oda Maroons CEO
Olepas Joseph Kyetume CEO
Bamwange Pius Onduparaka CEO
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
Hasiyo Adams Maroons Chairman
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
Kato Hussein Proline Chairman
James Kiiza URA FC Chairman
Kiryowa Kiwanuka Express Chairman
Aliasi Silvester BUL FC Chairman
Mugabi Samuel Kirinya Jinja SS
Rueben Mubiru Kyetume Chairman
Mutebi Ronald Bright Stars Chairman
Njuba Simon Vipers SC
Oryem Rashl Paidha Black Angels Chairman
Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi VP3 EXCOM
Kalema Ronnie EXCOM EXCOM
Mugoye Darius EXCOM EXCOM
Hamid Juma EXCOM EXCOM
David Sserebe UPL UPL
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
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