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Club Football: Licensing of clubs for next season takes shape

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Ahead of the highly anticipated Azam Uganda Premier League 2016/2017 season, the FUFA Licensing Committee has intensified its work of ensuring that the Clubs fulfill the necessary requirements before kickoff on 19th August 2016.

While addressing the media at FUFA House in Mengo, the Chairman FUFA Club Licensing Committee Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel highlighted the importance of exercise.

‘The aim of club licensing is to improve the management of the game from Amateur to Professional level as guided by CAF and  FIFA’ said Dr. Ogwel

He further outlined the new amendments in the club licensing regulations as noted below;

  • The Club CEO should be a signatory to the club bank account
  • The minimum qualification for the Head coach and his assistant should be CAF B coaching license holder in the Azam Uganda Premier League
  • Coaches for the FUFA Juniors Elite League (u-17) teams should posses a minimum of a CAF C coaching license

The Club licensing process is in progress with a lot of attention put on Criteria A that involves;

  • Payments of Shs 2 millions, submission of budgets, sources of Funds, CEO Certificate and his contract with the club, Current bank statement, Medical Personnel and his contract, Contract of coach and proof of his License, Tenancy Agreement (Office and Stadium) , U-17 team with name of coach who has a  CAF C coaching License.

Only KCCA FC and Soana  FC have fulfilled the above requirements as yet while Lweza FC, BUL FC, JMC Hippos, Kirinya Jinja SS,Proline, SC Villa, Bright Stars, Police FC, The Saints, Sadolin Paints and URA have partially fulfilled the requirements for criteria A.

Three Clubs; SC Vipers, Onduparaka FC and Express are yet to submit any of the listed requirements under criteria A.

A Club has to fulfill at least 50 % of the requirements to be given a provisional license and 70 % for a complete license .

The FUFA Lincesing Committee has;

Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel- Chairman

Issa Magoola -Vice Chairman

Members: Sam Kabugo, Bernard Bainaman and Yusuf Awuye

Ivan Kintu Bayige- Secretary

MAIN PHOTO: FUFA Licensing Committee Chairman Dr. Patrick Bernard Ogwel during the weekly press conference at FUFA House on Wednesday morning 

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