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Domestic Transfer Matching System workshop underway for top flight and FUFA Big League clubs

The Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) Training workshop started on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at the Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi in Kampala.

Two Transfer Matching System (TMS) experts from Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) presided over the opening session for the two day’s workshop.

Anabel Belzunce, the senior Training and Support Coordinator of the FIFA TMS Global Transfers and Compliance as well as the TMS legal counsel Prisca Mutesi oversaw the workshop.

Anabel Belzunce (standing left) the senior Training and Support Coordinator pf the FIFA TMS Global Transfers and Compliance and Prisca Mutesi, the TMS legal counsel Prisca Mutesi during the practical session of the workshop.

Presiding over the opening ceremony, FUFA Second Vice President Darius Mugoye (represented the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo) urged the club representatives to adhere to the gained skills in line with attaining FUFA’s vision of being the best footballing country.

Darius Mugoye addressing the participants at the opening ceremony of the DTMS workshop

‘As FUFA we have a vision of becoming the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the field of play. Whatever we learn from the workshop, let it be applicable towards improving the state of football among the clubs.’ Darius Mugoye.

FUFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) Manager Denis Lukambi, also the FUFA Legal officer lauded the two instructors for the knowledge passed on, as well as the willingness of the clubs to train their DTMS managers.

FUFA legal/TMS manager Denis Lukambi addressing participants at the opening ceremony.

This is a great trend in Uganda’s football. I thank the two instructors (Anabel Belzunce and Prisca Mutesi) for the knowledge passed on. In the same vein, I thank the clubs for accepting their respective officials to get trainedDenis Lukambi noted.

FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe (right) interacts with Vipers’ Simon Peter Njuba during a practical session
BUL CEO Salmin Saleh interacts with instructor Anabel Belzunce
Prisca Mutesi (TMS Legal counsel) in a practical session with URA Football Club CEO, Ivan Kakembo

The goal for the Transfer Matching System (TMS) is to simplify the process of player transfers, improve transparency and the flow of information concerning player transfers as well as ensuring credibility in the entire transfer exercise.

Day two on Friday, 22nd March 2019 will wind up the workshop intended for all the 16 Star Times Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League clubs.

FUFA staff led by the Football Development Director Ali Mwebe, Aish Nalule (FUFA Competitions Director) as well as other members of the competitions department Sarah Birungi and Phoebe Kutamba also attended the workshop.

Anabel Belzunce presents during the DTMS workshop to club officials at Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi – Kampala.
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