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FUFA, Coaches deliberate on technical aspects of the game

FUFA has on Monday held a consultative meeting with coaches from teams playing in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, National teams and executive of the Uganda Football Coaches Association.

Several deliberations were addressed ranging from how best the game can improve, self branding of coaches and the challenges that the managers face.

In his opening remarks, FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo who chaired the meeting lauded the coaches for their contribution towards football.

‘We appreciate the role you play as coaches. You make a great contribution because the careers of players who are the key pillars of the football product are in your hands.’

The President however, called upon the coaches to look at improving themselves inorder to suit the modern era.

‘Football is a dynamic entity. Things are changing almost every hour. So if we want to improve and attain professionalism, coaches must as well embrace change and learn the new tactics that will help you suit in the modern trends.’

The President called upon coaches to embrace self development and also announced a new fund that FUFA will put in place to help coaches.

‘Learning never stops and this is very important for coaches. In a way of motivating those that have made self development, FUFA will put in a place a fund to help coaches either by paying for coaching courses or funding travels for those that want to enroll for coaches abroad.’

He also revealed to the coaches that FUFA is introducing new regulations for the coaches starting next season.

‘For us to improve, we must upgrade and this means trying out to ventures which may seem strict but that is the journey we have taken.’

The new rules include;

Pro-License for coaches
All coaches in the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League will be required to have a Pro- License that will come with limits and sanctions.

Movement of coaches
Coaches in the first and second division will not be allowed to make more than two transfers during a season.

Code of Conduct
Coaches will required to sign a code of conduct prior to the start of the season. This is aimed at protecting the image of the game.

Coaches will be obliged to have intermediaries who negotiate contracts with teams on their behalf.

Enforcing payment
Starting next season, FUFA will ask clubs to submit proof of payment of coaches after every two months.

‘We believe this will help coaches to work in conducive environment. CAF for instance doesn’t any club that owes coaches and players to participate in the continental-club competitions.’

Just like it is the case with players, coaches will be subjected to pay income tax(Pay As You Earn) and also contribute to the National Social Security Fund.

In their reactions, coaches lauded FUFA for the meeting and also went ahead to relay the challenges they face while executing their duties.

Mata Lule tasked FUFA to push clubs to respect the set standard.

‘Prior to every start of the season, clubs undergo a licensing exercise but some of the regulations are dropped along the way. We ask that FUFA sticks to their set guidelines.’

Vipers SC head coach, Fred Kajjoba called upon FUFA to push clubs respect contracts of coaches and players.

Vipers SC coach head coach Fred Kajoba.

‘Our biggest challenge is that we work in an environment that is not streamlined. Many coaches go months without pay, some are sacked without compensation. So we ask that FUFA helps in effecting this.’

Abdallah Mubiru, the coach of Police FC and assistant coach of the Uganda Cranes called for vibrant and strong leadership of the Uganda Football Coaches Association.

Police FC tactician and Uganda Cranes assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru puts across a point during the meeting.

Coaches that attended

1- Sam Ssimbwa – URA FC
2-Ayub Khalifa – Uganda U 17 Women Team
3- Bbossa Wasswa- Express FC
4- Fred Kajoba – Vipers SC
5- Abdallah Mubiru – Police FC
6- Paul Kiwanuka – Vipers SC
7- John Luyinda – Police FC
8- Oliver Mbekeka- Uganda U20 Women team
9- Isa Serwanja – Proline FC
10- Deo Sserwadda- Police FC
11- Arthur Kyesimira- BUL FC
12- James Magala – BUL FC
13- Raymond Komakech- Ndejje University FC
14-Charles Ayiekoh – Maroons FC
15- Magida Nantanda- UFCA
17-Mark Twinamasiko- Kitara FC
18- Muhammad Kiseka- Tooro United FC
19-Simon Peter Mugerwa- Bright Stars FC
20- Brian Ssenyondo- Mbarara City FC
21- Hamzah Lutalo- Uganda U-17 Boys
22- Samuel Nsaziiro- Tooro United FC
23- Frank Anyau – UFCA
24-Paul Ssali- UFCA
27-Stephen Kiggundu- URA FC
28- Mathias Lule-UFCA
29- Douglas Bamweyana- Wakiso Giants
30-Francis Mugerwa – Vipers SC
31- Mike Mutebi- KCCA FC
32- Vincent Tumusiime- Kampala University
33- Robert Mujabi
34- Jackson Magera- Uganda U17 Boys Team
35- Faridah Bulega- Crested Cranes
36- Edward Kaziba- SC Villa
37-Vialli Bainomugisha- Onduparaka
38- Steven Bogere- UPDF FC
39- Simeon Masaba – UPDF FC
40- James Magala- Bul FC
41- Abdul Musafiri- MYDA FC
42- Fred Habineza- Water FC
43- Simon Kirumira- UFCA / Puma FC
44-David Mutono- Kyetume
45- Jimmy Kintu – UCU
46- Badru Kaddu – KCCCA / UFCA

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