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FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda spreads to Uganda Premier League clubs

Timeline of activities for FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda since 2014;

24th Feb 2014: Uganda Premier League clubs briefed on the programme

8th August 2016: Pioneer programme introduced in Northern Uganda with Sporting United FC and Bright Light (now Amuka Bright Stars FC)

2nd-4th July 2018 Instructors trained at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

6th July 2018: FUFA UPL Clubs Pro Agenda symposium at Serene Suites

29th July-6th August 2018: Programme rolls out to Uganda Premier League clubs

FUFA Instructors (front row) in a group photo with Onduparaka FC officials

The Uganda Premier League teams have welcomed the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda aimed at moving football from the amateur to a professional set up in the country. Having laid the foundation stone for this progamme in 2014 by briefing the top flight clubs, FUFA undertook several activities including educating the Instructors who would share the knowledge about the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda.

FUFA 3rd VP Hon Nakiwala Kiyingi (cap) with instructors and participants of Mbarara City FC after day 2 of the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda

16 Clubs in the Uganda Premier League on sporting merit for the 2018/19 season were invited to take part in the programme.  13 out of 16 have accepted to undergo the progamme which will be used as one of the measures for club licensing before any team is registered for this season. Vipers Sc, Police FC and Maroons FC are the clubs that have not yet enrolled for the programme.

K-Jinja SS club Officials attending the  FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda at FUFA Technical Center Njeru.

‘FUFA has embarked on a strategy to make sure the game is given a facelift and suit the professional and modern set up. The involvement of the Uganda Premier League is a sign of desire by the clubs to learn a lot about the latest trends of the game’ said Ahmed Hussein FUFA Communications Manager.

FIFA Instructor Deo Mutabazi, during one of the sessions with Nyamityobora FC officials in Mbarara

‘The Clubs Pro Agenda directly falls in line with FUFA’s Vision of becoming the number one football nation in Africa on and off the pitch under its 5 year strategic plan’ added Hussein.

BUl FC officials having their turn at FUFA Technical  Centre, Njeru for the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda sessions. The FUFA Deputy CEO Humprehy Mandu presenting 
FUFA Instructor Ronnie Kalema conducting a session with Nyamityobora FC officials
FIFA Instructor Eng. Moses Magogo taking KCCA FC officials through the Clubs Pro Agenda at Namboole on Sunday
FIFA Instructor Justus Mugisha presenting to KCCA FC at Namboole stadium

The sessions have been conducted grouped according to proximity of clubs within their regions.

The areas captured in the FUFA Club Pro Agenda are;

  • Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Sporting Element
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Equipment, Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Events and Match Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Employees and Staff
Kirinya Jinja SSS FC officials during FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda workshop at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru 
BUL FC officials attending FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda sessions at FUFA Technical  Centre, Njeru.

MAIN PHOTO: FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda Instructors in a group photo with Bright Stars FC officials at Lagrande Hotel in Bwaise.