Football development is one of the key areas of focus that Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) set to in order to attain the vision of becoming the number one footballing nation on and off the field in Africa.
The other areas include governance, national teams, competitions, finance and administration, membership, marketing, and communications and infrastructure among others.
While delivering his end of year speech on Wednesday, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo indicated that federation will continue with football development in 2020.
“Football development is one of our key areas of focus and we shall continue with that even next year. There are a lot of programs in place and we shall make sure our targets are fulfilled.”
The President indicated that FUFA has finalized drawing a curriculum that will be followed by all registered football academies in Uganda.
‘Developing players must start at a tender age and we have drawn a football curriculum which we want football academies to follow. Nurturing of players should be done with the right coaches who are equipped with knowledge to handle such age groups and we have the confidence that in the long run it will help to develop the game’ Eng. Magogo stated.
Primary Schools’ Championship for Girls:
The FUFA President confirmed that a girls’ competition for Primary Schools will be introduced next year just like it is the case with the boys’ category.
‘We have seen a tremendous rise in the number of girls taking part in football. And we want to continue with the trend. FUFA will introduce a new competition for girls in Primary schools’
This year, FUFA introduced Odilo Primary Schools Championship and the inaugural edition was won by Rays of Grace.
National team engagements
For the first time, Uganda national football teams will take part in all the available competitions both for the men and women.
Update on Kadiba project:
Two years ago, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched the FUFA training centre in Kadiba, Rubaga and the initial stages have already been done.
The FUFA President while delivering his speech, confirmed that the construction at the facility is going on.
The said facility will have a modern football pitch, guest wing, gym, doping area, VIP pavilion, parking yard, health club, police stand, offices, restaurant and accommodation for players.
FUFA stadium, Lugazi:
The President went ahead to reveal that the construction works at the proposed FUFA Stadium in Luzira, Buikwe district will start in 2020.
‘The paper work is done and everything is set now. The construction works will begin next year and we thank FIFA for supporting this project.’ Eng. Magogo remarked.
The land measuring 10 Acres is situated on Plot No. 262, Block 179 in Kawolo, Lugazi adjacent Kawolo Division Head Quarters in Buikwe District was given to FUFA by Buganda Kingdom.