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CHAPTER I: DEFINITIONS

Article 1 Abbreviations

The terms given below denote the following

AB Appellant Body
CAF Confederation of African Football
CAS (TAS) Court of Arbitration for Sport (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport) in Lausanne (Switzerland)
CECAFA Council of East & Central Africa Football Associations
CEO Chief Executive Officer
DFA District Football Association
FAC FUFA Appeals Committee
FBL FUFA Big League
FCC FUFA Competitions Committee
FDC FUFA Disciplinary Committee
FIB First Instance Body
FIFA Federation of International Football Associations
FLC FUFA Licensing Committee
UPL Uganda Premier League
FRL FUFA Regional League
FRSC FUFA Referees Standing Committee
FUFA Federation of Uganda Football Associations
ITC International Transfer Certificate
MA Member Association
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
PCMA Pre-Competition Medical Assessment
RFA Regional Football Association
RH Rights Holder
TDC Tournament Disciplinary Committee
TOC Tournament Organising Committee
UA Unit of Account
UFRA Uganda Football Referees Association

Article 2 Terms and phrases

  1. Association Football
    Football competitions organised under the auspices of FIFA, CAF, CECAFA, FUFA, and all FIFA MAs.
  2. Closed Stadium 
    Only the match crew are allowed into the stadium during game time. Even to the entitled match crew, entry shall be for a specified period and at the expiry of that period, the stadium shall be closed to all.
  3. Club
    This is any football club which is a registered member of a FUFA Competition. Football Club shall comprise of players, officials, employed staff, and fans
  4. Club Official
    Any person registered by the club as an official or employee or such a person acting as an official of the club within the technical area, the dressing room and/or the playing arena.
  5. Days
    Only working days which is any day other than Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday in Uganda.
  6. Extra Time
    This is the duration of at least 5 minutes and at most 15 minutes of each half to be played after the normal regulation time of a knock-out format competition. In consideration of the time available, the referee shall determine if less than 15 minutes and how many minutes of each half may be played. If the rules are silent on the extra time, it shall mean that no extra time shall be played.
  7. Fair Play
    Fair play in football means that everyone connected with football:

    1. Shows understanding of and respect for the Laws of the Game;
    2. Supports the belief that the game should be played in an entertaining and positive way; and
    3. Behaves on and off the field in a sporting manner towards all others involved, be they players, officials or spectators, irrespective of results.
  8. Forfeiture
    This is when a team is considered to have lost a league or mini-league match by 3-0 but if the goal difference at the end of the match in question is greater than 3-0, the result on the pitch is upheld and for a knock-out competition match, forfeiture shall mean a team being considered to have been eliminated from the competition.
  9. FUFA Competitions
    Means the following football competitions

    1. Uganda Premier League (First Division)
    2. FUFA Big League (Second Division)
    3. FUFA Regional Leagues (Third Division)
    4. DFA Fourth Division Leagues
    5. DFA Fifth Division League
    6. Uganda Cup
    7. The FUFA Drum
    8. FUFA U-17 Juniors League
    9. FUFA U-16 Youth Competition
    10. FUFA Women Elite League/
    11. Any other competition that FUFA may organise or delegate another body to organise
  10. FUFA Competition Entity
    The following persons and institutions:

    1. Registered Players of Participating Club
    2. Registered Owners, Officials, Directors, Staff,
    3. Participating Clubs
    4. Contracted Service Providers by any of the above
  11. FUFA Rules
    These are statutes, regulations, decisions and directives of FIFA, CAF and FUFA
  12. Game Time
    This is the duration of the game starting three (3) hours before kick-off of the match to three (3) hours after the last whistle.
  13. Goal Aggregate
    This is the sum of the goals scored by each team over two legs. In event that the goals still tie after the second leg, the team that scored more goals away shall be considered to have won the tie.
  14. Goal Difference
    This is the difference between goals scored and goals conceded.
  15. Home Club
    This is the club hosting the match which shall always be named first in the fixture.
  16. Ineligible Player
    Any player outlawed by any of the provisions of these rules and/or any other rules of association football in regard to FUFA Competitions.
  17. Match Crew
    The following persons shall compose the match crew:

    1. Registered Staff, Players, and Officials of the day’s competing clubs,
    2. Referees, Match Assessors and Commissioners of the day’s match(es)
    3. Staff and personnel of the TOC,
    4. Staff, and Officials of FUFA
    5. Staff and personnel of the Sponsors and contracted service providers,
    6. Staff, and Officials of the stadium/ground hosting the match
  18. Match-Fixing
    A match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result.
  19. Media Rights
    Electronic audio-visual, visual or audio coverage or reproduction of FUFA Competitions matches, training sessions, coach or player interviews including without limitation live television and/or radio signal and/or recordings in any form of audio and/or audio-visual medium and the right to transmit and/or make available and/or license third parties to transmit and/or make available any such coverage or reproduction.
  20. Player
    A football player registered with FUFA as a player.
  21. Region
    As per FUFA constitution (as amended), a set of FUFA DFAs clustered for administrative convenience.
  22. Rights Holder
    The legal entity that buys the commercial or media rights of a FUFA Competition.
  23. Season
    This is the period between registration of Clubs and the last match of FUFA Competitions.
  24. Spectator
    Is any other person in the stadium during game time who is not a member of the match crew.
  25. The Uganda System of Leagues
    The following comprise the Uganda System of Leagues:

    1. Uganda Premier League (First Division)
    2. FUFA Big League (Second Division)
    3. FUFA Regional Leagues (Third Division)
    4. DFA Fourth Division Leagues
    5. DFA Fifth Division Leagues
  26. Unit of Account (UA)
    Currency unit equivalent to One Thousand Uganda Shillings (UGX 1,000)

CHAPTER II: INTRODUCTION

Article 3 Interpretation

  1. Unless the context otherwise requires:
    1. Words imputing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa;
    2. Words imputing any particular gender shall include all other genders;
    3. The headings in these Rules are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation;
    4. These Rules shall remain in force until another set of rules are put in place by the FUFA Executive Committee;
    5. The FUFA Executive Committee may from time to time issue circulars with changes or clarifications of these rules and the circulars so issued shall override the content of these rules.

Article 4 Leading Opinion

  1. The spirit behind these rules is aimed at the ten golden rules of FIFA Fair Play
  2. FUFA Competitions Judicial Units shall apply and enforce these rules upon a report by any party offended and may apply and enforce these rules upon their own finding of any infringements.

Article 5 Scope

  1. These Regulations establish binding rules concerning the process, management, and control of the Uganda Cup.
  2. In the event of contradiction within these Rules, the FUFA Competitions Rules shall take precedence.

Article 6 Structures

  1. FUFA is the FIFA recognised MA mandated to manage and supervise all football activities in Uganda.
  2. FCC is a standing committee of FUFA that is responsible to organise and supervise football competitions.

Article 7 Doping

  1. Doping is the use of a substance(s) that could have the effect of artificially improving the player’s physical and /or mental condition thereby augmenting artificially his athletic performance.
  2. Doping is strictly forbidden by the FIFA , CAF and FUFA and any person found to have indulged in doping shall be sanctioned according to the FIFA, CAF and FUFA regulations.
  3. The FUFA medical committee shall randomly ask players without prior notice to avail themselves for doping tests.
  4. Any player who refuses to be tested by the anti doping agency / official shall be liable for disciplinary action.

Article 8 Communication

  1. The following shall be the accepted official means of communication:
    1. Written communication received and signed for by any of the registered officials of the recipient;
    2. Written communication delivered to the premises of the recipient and signed for;
    3. Faxed communication with a positive fax transmission report and,
    4. Email sent to a club registered e-mail address. (For avoidance of doubt, not checking e-mail boxes shall not be an accepted reason for not receiving a communication).
  2. Each communicating party should endeavour to use more than one of the above means to communicate.

CHAPTER III: CLUBS

Article 9 Registration of Clubs

  1. Registration of clubs for the competition shall be done within the period stipulated by the FCC and FUFA club licensing committee before the competition begins. Clubs shall only be considered registered after submitting fully filled-in Forms provided by FUFA (where applicable) and payment of registration fees as follows:
    (a) Uganda Premier League UGX 300,000
    (b) FUFA Big League UGX 250,000
  2. By registering to participate in the Uganda Cup, clubs undertake to:
    1. Comply with these Rules, FUFA Competition Rules and CAF & FIFA statutes and regulations.
    2. Ensure that their officials, players, staff and fans observe these regulations and the principles of fair play;
    3. Accept and obey all decisions taken by the bodies and officials of FUFA, CAF and FIFA under the terms of these regulations;
    4. Participate in all matches of the competition in which their team is scheduled to take part;
    5. Accept all the arrangements relating to the competition made by FUFA.
    6. Accept the recording, broadcast and usage by FUFA, Sponsors and licensed third parties of images and audio-visual recordings of players, officials and staff that may appear in the competition; and
    7. Accept to meet all expenses incidental to their participation in the competition

Article 10 Medical

  1. Upon registration, each club shall register medical personnel who are professionals and recognised by FUFA who will be responsible for the team’s medical cases on the field of play.
  2. Each club shall be required to provide its own medical team and the home club shall provide First Aid facilities.
  3. FUFA shall not be liable for any medical cases in the competition. Clubs should undertake PCMA and present fit and medically tested players for matches in this competition

CHAPTER IV: THE COMPETITION

Article 11 Naming

  1. The competition shall be referred to as the STANBIC BANK UGANDA CUP.
  2. Clubs shall recognise all tournament sponsor(s) in all their communication in relation to the competition including but not limited to all press releases, at all press conferences, media engagements, social media posts, etc
  3. Clubs shall use the official tournament logo and sponsor logo in all their imagery and artwork relating to the competition e.g. posters, social media posts, tickets, etc

Article 12 Composition

  1. For the 2021/22 season the competition shall comprise clubs from the preliminary stage ,FUFA 1st and 2nd Divisions and shall start from the Round of 64.
  2. Participation in the competition for clubs mentioned above is compulsory. Any club that fails to participate shall be liable to a fine of not less than 1000 UAs and deduction of 3 points as may be decided by FUFA.
  3. Each club shall play its home matches at the registered home ground unless decided otherwise by FUFA as provided for in these rules and or relevant FUFA rules.
  4. Each club/team must fill and return the relevant forms provided by FUFA competitions department before kick off of the competition.

Article 13 Trophy

  1. The club declared the winner shall receive a trophy, the Uganda Cup, which shall remain the property of FUFA.
  2. The trophy shall be returned to the FUFA secretariat four (4) weeks after the Final. A club failing to return the trophy shall be liable to a fine as be determined by FUFA
  3. A club that wins this trophy three (3) consecutive times shall retain it for keeps.
  4. Where a club loses the Cup, it shall be fined the replacement cost of the Cup at the prevailing market value.
  5. A club shall only be registered for the following season if it has returned or replaced the trophy as specified and required in Art 13(2) and Art 13(4) above.

Article 14 Medals

  1. The winning club shall also receive thirty (30) Gold Medals
  2. The Runners Up Club shall receive thirty (30) Silver Medals

Article 15 Management

  1. The Competition shall be managed by the FUFA Competitions Department.
  2. FUFA may arrange various events attached to the competition at specified venue to be notified to the clubs. Attendance of such events is mandatory for participating clubs/teams.

CHAPTER V: COMPETITION FORMAT

Article 16 Preliminary Rounds

  1. Preliminary rounds (where appropriate) shall be played to determine the participating teams for the round of 64
  2. Each FUFA region shall be allocated slots. In case of any remaining slot, it shall be allocated according to number of teams that participated in the preliminary rounds. The FUFA regions are as follows.
    1. Kampala Region
    2. Buganda Region
    3. Eastern Region
    4. Western Region
    5. North East Region
    6. Kitara Region
    7. West Nile Region
    8. Northern Region

    Regions or any Regional Team which does not participate in the preliminary rounds shall be fined 1000 UAs. per team

  3. FUFA reserves the right to reallocate any of the slots allocation in Art 16(2) above in view of the competition progress.
  4. The team with more goals at the end of a match shall be the winner of the match.
  5. If teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match, spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 17 First Round (Round of 64)

  1. The 1st round of Uganda cup shall comprise 64 teams including those qualified from the preliminary rounds.
  2. FUFA shall draw lots to generate fixtures for the first round.
  3. The team with more goals at the end of the match shall be the winner of the match.
  4. If teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match, spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 18 Second Round (Round of 32)

  1. Shall comprise 32 teams qualified from the first round.
  2. FUFA shall draw lots to generate fixtures for the second round.
  3. The team with more goals at the end of the match shall be the winner of the match.
  4. If teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match, spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 19 Third Round (Round of 16)

  1. Shall comprise of 16 teams qualified from the second round.
  2. FUFA shall draw lots to generate fixtures for the third round.
  3. The team with more goals at the end of the match shall be the winner of the match.
  4. If teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 20 Fourth Round (Quarter-Finals)

  1. Shall comprise of 8 teams qualified from the third round.
  2. FUFA shall draw lots to generate fixtures for the fourth round.
  3. If the teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match, extra time of not more than 15 minutes each half shall be played to determine the winner and the team with more goals after extra time will be the winner of the match.
  4. If the teams are not separated by Art 23(3) above, spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 21 Fifth Round (Semi-Finals)

  1. The 5th round shall comprise 4 teams qualified from the fourth round.
  2. FUFA shall draw lots to generate ties for the fourth round.
  3. All ties in this round shall be two legs played on home and away basis.
  4. The team with more goals at the end of the return leg match shall be the winner of the tie.
  5. If teams are tied by goals at the end of the return leg match, the away goals rule shall apply.
  6. If teams are still tied under Art 20 (5), spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner. There shall be no extra time.

Article 22 Sixth Round (Final)

  1. The 6th and final round shall comprise 2 teams qualified from the fifth round.
  2. This round shall be one-leg and played at a venue as determined by FUFA.
  3. The team with more goals at the end of the match shall be the winner of the match and tournament.
  4. If teams are still tying by goals at the end of the match, extra time of two periods of 15 minutes each half shall be played. The team with more goals at the end of extra time shall be the winner of the match.
  5. If teams are still tying under Art 21(4), spot kicks shall be applied to determine the winner.

Article 23 Determining the winner in event of Force Majeure [Failure to Complete]

Where the competition due to circumstances of force majeure fails to be completed at any stage, the competition shall be declared null and void.

Article 24 Representation to International Competitions

  1. Where the Competition has been declared null and void, the FUFA Executive Committee shall determine which team shall instead represent Uganda in any international competition(s).
  2. Representation criteria shall be handled according to the provisions of the FCR as amended.

CHAPTER VI: PLAYERS AND COACHES

Article 25 Status, Transfer and Registration of Players

  1. The status of each player shall be defined by the FUFA Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players
  2. Each club shall register up to 30 players for this competition.
  3. League clubs that have not completed their quota of 30 players may register more eligible players specifically for this competition so as to fill their quota.
  4. Players registered by FUFA for the league shall only be eligible to play for their respective league clubs in this competition.
  5. Players registered by FUFA for the leagues in the current season shall use their league licenses for this competition.
  6. Players not registered by FUFA for the leagues in the current season shall register with FUFA specifically for this competition and shall thereafter be ineligible to register for another club in the national leagues.
  7. Players registered for league clubs for the previous season shall require release letters from their previous league clubs before they are eligible for registration for new clubs/teams for the current season of the Uganda Cup.
  8. Players registered for non league clubs for the previous season of the Uganda Cup shall NOT be required to provide release letters from their previous Uganda Cup teams before they are eligible for registration for other clubs/teams for the current season of the Uganda Cup.
  9. A player shall when called upon attend in person any pre or post match interviews or press conferences or engagements that have been arranged. Any person that contravenes this provision shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.

Article 26 Coaches

  1. A Club coach(es) shall be registered in accordance with FUFA Licensing Rules.
  2. A Club coach shall when called upon attend in person any pre or post match interviews or press conferences or engagements that have been arranged. Any person that contravenes this provision shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.

CHAPTER VII: STANDARD FOOTBALL REGULATIONS

Article 27 Cautions and Send-offs

  1. Cautions and send offs earned in the Uganda Cup shall only be served in the Uganda Cup.
  2. FUFA may decide on top of the statutory punishment to impose an extra punishment which maybe extended to other FUFA competitions depending on the gravity and/or reoccurrence of the matter.
  3. Art 30 of the FCR shall apply in respect to cautions and send offs during this competition.

Article 28 Match Officials

  1. Art 21 of the FCR shall apply to match officials during the competition.

Article 29 Substitutions

  1. Art 22 of the FCR shall apply to substitutions during the competition.

Article 30 Duration of Matches

  1. Art 23 of the FCR shall apply to duration of matches during the competition.

Article 31 Laws of the Game

  1. The competition shall be played in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game.

Article 32 Draws

  1. Competition draws shall be managed and conducted by FUFA in full public view as scheduled at the beginning of the competition or at such time as deemed necessary by the FUFA.

Article 33 Fixtures Management and Fulfilment

  1. Fixtures shall be managed by the FUFA and notified to clubs immediately after the respective draws,
  2. FUFA reserves the powers to rearrange any fixture provided such rearrangement is notified to the affected Clubs at least two (2) days in advance.
  3. If a club misses the services of three (3) players due to national team engagement, the Club’s matches shall be postponed except where the Club writes to the FCC showing willingness to continue with their fixtures.
  4. When death of a registered club player(s) or a registered club official(s) occurs; a minute of silence shall be observed by players and officials before kick off of matches as determined by FUFA.
  5. In case of unforeseen emergency situation, FUFA shall inform affected clubs within appropriate time as determined by FUFA.
  6. A Club failing to turn-up for any competition match shall submit a written explanation to the FUFA within forty- eight hours (excluding Sundays and Public holidays) from the date of the match. If the club fails to submit such a written explanation, it shall be dismissed from the competition. FUFA may consider further disciplinary action in such a case.
  7. In respect of Art 32(6), lack of finances shall not be considered an acceptable reason.
  8. If any FUFA Judicial Unit accepts such explanation, FUFA may re-fix the match and may direct the defaulting club to reimburse such expenses as computed by the FUFA.
  9. If such explanation is not accepted, the defaulting club shall be fined by FUFA and shall;
    1. Lose the match by forfeiture in event that the defaulting club is the Away Club
    2. Lose the match by forfeiture and shall be banned from the Uganda Cup Competition for the following season in event that the defaulting club is the Home club.

CHAPTER VIII: MATCH ORGANISATION

Article 34 Before Game Time

  1. Clubs shall observe all obligations to Sponsors and Rights Holders as communicated by FUFA.
  2. Coaches and Players shall participate in any pre-match interviews or press conferences or engagements hat have been arranged and communicated to the club at least three (3) hours prior. Any person that contravenes this provision shall be fined 300 UAs per incident and liable to further disciplinary action.
  3. Social Media Communication;
    1. Clubs shall prior to each of their Uganda Cup matches communicate their upcoming match using artwork guidelines and official designated hash tag as communicated by the FCC.
    2. Any club that contravenes these guidelines shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.
  4. FUFA may call pre-match meetings and it shall be obligatory to attend such meetings for Match Officials, Participating Clubs, Stadium Management and FUFA.
  5. It shall be the obligation of clubs to communicate to club fans on matters regarding match schedules, ticket prices and any changes thereof.
  6. It shall be mandatory for each club to fulfil all competition and match promotion activities as required by the Sponsors and Rights Holders.

Article 35 During Game Time

  1. Clubs maybe required to submit full team sheets to the FCC at least two (2) hours to kick-off time. No changes shall be made to the team sheets once submitted.
    1. For televised matches, full team sheets shall be submitted at least (6) six hours to kick off and the FCC shall immediately submit them to the head of the production as soon as it is received.
  2. Clubs shall register only FUFA-registered club officials on the team sheet and any decisions by the head official shall be representative of the club during game.
  3. A club shall be allowed to field a maximum of four (5) foreign players in any one match in the Competition.
  4. It shall be the obligation of the home team to provide a gazetted premium club sitting arrangement as may be required by FUFA, Rights Holders and Cup Sponsors.
  5. Social Media Communication;
    1. Clubs shall during each of their Uganda Cup matches communicate about their ongoing games using artwork guidelines and official designated hash tag as communicated by the FCC.
    2. Any club that contravenes these guidelines shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.

Article 36 After Game Time

  1. Before the final whistle, club officials shall be informed by the Match Commissioner (or in his absence the centre referee or an agent of the FCC) of persons to appear for post match press conferences, interviews, or awards. Immediately after the final whistle the selected person shall appear as required for any such press conferences, interviews or awards. Any person that contravenes this provision shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.
  2. Social Media Communication;
    1. Clubs shall after each of their Uganda Cup matches communicate about their just concluded games using artwork guidelines and official designated hash tag as communicated by the FCC.
    2. Any club that contravenes these guidelines shall be fined 300 UAs per incident.

Article 37 Inspection of Licenses

  1. Inspection of player licenses shall be in accordance with FUFA Competition Rules unless otherwise provided by these regulations.
  2. Non league teams may present player registration forms [authenticated by the FUFA] instead of player licenses.

Article 38 Security of Persons and Property

  1. Security of persons and property shall be as defined in FUFA competition rules and regulations.
  2. Clubs and stadiums shall provide adequate insurance cover for any occurrences during game time.
  3. The FUFA Security Committee will advise the FCC of the minimum level of security required at least two (2) days before each competition match. The FCC shall immediately communicate to the Home Club this minimum requirement and the club will be required to arrange accordingly.
  4. The Home Club shall name the club security attaché who will work hand in hand with the FUFA Security Committee.
  5. Before kick-off, security adequacy shall be assessed by the following personnel in order of presence;
    1.  An Agent from the FUFA Security Committee
    2. Match Commissioner
    3. Match Assessor
    4. Centre Referee
  6. It shall be the duty of the Home Club to ensure that adequate security and safety arrangements are made for the match crew and spectators and their property. If the ground requires security protection to prevent spectators from interfering with the game it shall be the duty of the Home Club to provide such security and if proved not provided, the referee shall not start the game and the home club shall be liable to disciplinary action.
  7. If security has been assessed as adequate and violence erupts thereafter, absence of security shall not be presented as defence for responsibility of the ensuing crowd violence.
  8. Where it is proved that individual spectators behaved violently, the clubs to which they belong shall not be penalized for individual acts if such clubs present the violent persons to the FCC within seven (7) days from the date of requesting by the FCC.

Article 39 Colours, Jerseys and Strips

  1. Each club shall register at least two (2) sets of shirts, shorts, and stockings for home and away matches. Each club shall use its registered home set while playing at home but, if in the opinion of the Referee, the sets of both teams are similar in colours or clash, the visiting team shall change to their registered away sets.
  2. Clubs shall appear for competition matches only in their registered jerseys. Any club that contravenes this rule shall be liable to disciplinary action.
  3. The referee shall validate the sets of uniforms to be used by clubs before kickoff to ensure it conforms to the registered specimen set of the club and meets the required standards. The referee shall have absolute powers to refuse a set of uniforms presented by a club if it does not meet the required standards and this shall be included in the referees report. The offending club shall be allowed to use any other set acceptable in the opinion of the referee but shall be liable to disciplinary action by FUFA.

CHAPTER IX: JUDICATURE

Article 40 Judicial Units

  1. Competition disputes, protests petitions, complaints, appeals and general enforcement of these rules shall be handled by the following judicial units in the hierarchical order of bottom to top;
    1. Referee
    2. FCC
      • FUFA Cub Licensing committee
      • FUFA Club Licensing Appeals committee
    3. FUFA Disciplinary Committee
    4. FUFA Appeals Committee
    5. A judicial unit higher than the FUFA Appeals committee as specified in the FUFA Constitution

Article 41 Judicial Provisions

  1. Articles 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 of the FCR shall apply to judicial provisions in relation to the competition.

Article 42 Arbitration

  1. Where there is no infringement of these regulations, two (2) competition entities in dispute may opt for arbitration by each party appointing an arbitrator and FUFA appointing the third arbitrator to make a panel of three (3) . The decision of the arbitrators shall be binding to all and shall be final.

Article 43 Courts of Law

  1. Any club(s), player(s), official(s), fan(s), supporter(s) or any party involved in the competition that take(s) any matters of dispute arising from interpretation and application of these rules to courts of law shall be excluded from the competition. Such matters shall be settled by the provided judicature of football as provided for in these rules, the FUFA Constitution and the CAF/FIFA Statutes.

CHAPTER X: FINANCE

Article 44 Gate Collections

  1. Competition matches shall be organised by the Home Club or FUFA. A FUFA registered match agent may be hired by the home club to handle part or all of their responsibilities.
  2. Where the Home Club wishes to engage the services of a Match Agent
    1. A contract shall be signed with the match agent as one party and FUFA and the Home Club as the other party.
    2. The contract shall indicate the obligations, rights, privileges of all parties in the format outlined in Form F809
    3. Rules governing FUFA registered match agents as outlined in the FUFA Match Agents Regulations shall apply.
    4. The Home Club shall ensure the Match Agent observes all obligations to Sponsors, RH and FUFA.
  3. No spectator shall enter the stadium during game time for any Competition match unless the person is a holder of a valid and lawfully obtained ticket.
  4.  Except for the Final, tickets for all competition matches shall be printed and managed by the Home Club.
  5. Except for the Final, complimentary tickets for each game shall be as follows;
    1. Sponsors – 30 VIP tickets & 70 Ordinary Tickets
    2. FUFA – 15 VIP tickets
    3. Visiting team – 05 VIP tickets
  6. Issuing of an entry ticket shall not in any way be deemed to render FUFA, Clubs or stadium management liable for any injury, damage or loss caused while in the stadium to a person(s) in respect of whom the ticket was issued.
  7. Members of the match crew will be entitled to free access to the stadium.
  8. Media practitioners shall upon presentation of accreditation cards be entitled to free entrance. Accreditation of the media personnel shall be conducted by a special media accreditation committee involving representations from the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), FUFA and the Sponsor.
  9. FUFA reserves the right to avail free-entry privilege to an individual or an entire category of people for any duration of the season or for a particular match in an exclusive effort to promote the competition.

Article 45 Ticket Prices

  1. Clubs shall, in consultation with FUFA, fix the ticket prices.
  2. Where two matches are to be played in the same venue on the same day, a meeting involving stakeholders will be organised to agree on the modalities of sharing the revenue. In event of disagreement, FUFA shall decide on the modus operandi and the percentage shares of each party

Article 46 Revenue Sharing

  1. Revenue collected from sale of gate collections shall be shared as follows after deduction of operational expenses as determined and communicated by the FCC;
    Home Club 40%
    Away Club 40%
    FUFA 20%
  2. Where the Home Club has engaged the services of a Match Agent, the remuneration for the Match Agent shall strictly be met by the Home Club from its share of gate collections.
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